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ANWC Holiday Party - Wed. December 11, 2019. Save this date and prepare for a fabulous celebration!

Attention ANWC Members: 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the American News Women's Club, please call the office at (202) 332-6770 or send us an email to

Club Hours:

Monday, Wed. 12 - 4 p.m., Fri. 12 - 2 p.m.

Phone: 202-332-6770


Our Historic Clubhouse

The ANWC Clubhouse (also known as Cranford House) is located at 1607 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC on Embassy Row and two blocks from the Dupont Circle metro. Street parking is available depending upon time of day and there are parking garages in the neighborhood. Great for seasonal events, consider booking your event today! (click here for more information)

Meet our ANWC 2019 Mission Oriented Interns!

Meet Caroline Zonts, a senior in the School of Media & Public Affairs at the George Washington University. We are thrilled to have her with us and look forward to great achievements.

Annaliese Keller is a rising junior at the George Washington University studying political science. She is a passionate supporter of the ANWC's mission to expand the advancement of women in journalism. 

And our Proud 2019 ANWC Scholarship Winners!

Jaha Knight, AU       Colleen Grablick, GWU

Programs 2019-2020 at the Clubhouse

Thurs. October 24,  6:30 p.m. Women Ambassadors: The Art of Diplomacy.

Mon. September 23, 6:30 p.m. - Celebrating 100 years of Women and the 19th Amendment. Come join Elaine Weiss, esteemed author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking Press) and board member Eleanor Clift, author of Founding Sisters and the Nineteeth Amendment (Wiley Publishers) for what is sure to be a lively presentation and conversation on one of the great accomplishments for women of our era.  

Popular Past Programs 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m at the Clubhouse. In celebration of Women's History Month, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, making history with her Groundbreaking Memoir.

Programs 2018

Some fabulous programs featuring barrier breaking speakers are in the works this year. Please continue to check in and see what we have in store for you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Howard Kurtz and his take on the media in the age of Trump. 


PAST PROGRAMS: January 24, Washington insider Sally Quinn on her book "Finding Magic", Liza Mundy's November 16 "Code Girls" book discussion was very special. If you joined us October 4 for State of Education with Politico's Kimberly Hefling and Laura McGiffert Slover, CEO of Centerpoint Education, it was a stellar event.

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Scholarship Winners 2017

(left to right) Pres.NPC, Jeff Ballou, Scholarship winners Lauren Sullivan (George Mason University) and Makeda Francis, (Howard University), ANWC EIJ honoree Susan Page and ANWC Pres. Helen R. White

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The Trupps, with Sandy Trupp as our revered member and her husband Phil and daughters make membership for the ANWC a family affair. Contact the Club office if you are interested in becoming an esteemed member.

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Welcome to the Cranford House

Book your boutique event at the historic Cranford House

Consider booking your holiday party at Cranford House today!

Fine Entertaining following Washington Tradition

(CLICK HERE for our brochure.)

Welcome to Cranford House, home of the American News Women’s Club, and built by Joseph Cranford, a prominent businessman, in 1906. Our wonderful historic townhouse has been host to world famous luminaries for more than 50 years and one of the nations Capital’s hidden treasures. Our historic four-story French Revival townhouse offers elegance in the heart of Embassy Row and is an ideal setting for an intimate wedding, social, or business gathering. 

The beauty and charm of Cranford House sets the tone for an elegant and unforgettable gathering. From intimate dinners to boutique gala wedding receptions, from management retreats, business meetings and seminars to news conferences and ceremonial occasions, Cranford House surrounds its guests in the quiet comfort for which Washington is famous.  We are down the street from the Spanish steps,  around the corner from the Cosmos Club and a few blocks from the Dupont Circle metro.

CLICK HERE for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.  Please contact our offices at 202-332-6770 if you have further questions concerning your event at Cranford House or to book a time to visit.

We look forward to working with you.

Caroline Zonts

Club Administrative Coordinator

 American News Women's Club



For information, and/or to book at Cranford House,  please contact the Club
directly at or at
(202) 332-6770.

Individuals, meeting and party planners are invited to visit the premises to view rooms and facilities. Please call in advance for an appointment.

Cranford House
1607 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
  (202) 332-6770
Fax:  (202) 265-2092