Welcome to the Arden Club

 Act, sing, cook, dance, garden, read, listen, swim, and think deeply.

Arden Gild Hall

The Arden Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open to all.

 

Thanks for all that came to the Arden Fair and made it a great success! We hope you had a great time and come back next year.

And a great big thanks to the over 100 volunteers who work so diligently to make the Arden Fair happen every year, it couldn’t happen without you!

The Arden Fair committee will soon be meeting to work on solving the parking issues that have arisen the past two years. Our goal is to find a permanent solution that is not weather depended. Stay tuned next year for updates on this critical topic.

A special thanks to Extra Space Storage and Maple Lane Elementary School for generously allowing us to use their parking lots with last minute notice.

Pat Toman – 2018 Arden Fair Chair


The Arden Gild Hall is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware in the utopian Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware.

The Arden Club, Inc. is the cultural umbrella group for many Gilds in the three Ardens: The Village of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft. Most activities take place in Gild Hall, which dates back to 1850 when it was used as a barn for the Grubb farm. It was substantially renovated in 1910 as the Gild Hall and can be rented for special affairs. The grassy amphitheater of the Moonlight Theater sits to one side of Gild Hall, and the Swim Gild’s swimming pool sits behind Gild Hall.


Isn’t “Gild” Misspelled?

About the time Arden was founded as a community, one of the utopian ideas embraced by many of the founders was the idea that words should be spelled the way they sound. So “through” is spelled “thru” and “guild” is spelled “gild.” This improvement to spelling was prevalent across America and was promoted by President Theodore Roosevelt, the Simplified Spelling Board, and others.