Our History

History of the 20th Century Club

Founded in 1941, the 20th Century Club was created to promote the war effort by volunteering the hours needed to assist the Red Cross and USO in making bandages, clothing and food items.  After the war the Club's efforts were divided among various charitable activities.  As cancer related issues increased in the 60s and 70s and with the opening of a cancer treatment center in Little Rock, the area became widely known as a center for the best, state-of-the art cancer treatment.  In 1964 the Club turned all its efforts toward cancer-related projects. 

In 1984 the 20th Century Club purchased a historic home in the Quapaw Quarter district of Little Rock to provide lodging for cancer patients.  The Hope Lodge became the vibrant center of the Club's outreach effort for more than 20 years.  However, maintaining the older building - which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places - became more and more costly.

In order to focus the highest percentage of funds possible toward its mission, the 20th Century Club sold the historic structure in 2005 and began planning for the construction of a more efficient, modern facility.  The 20th Century Club's Lodge opened on April 17, 2011.