By Lori Taylor
P. C. Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, April 13, 2022


April 13, 2022

Is anyone playing cards this week at the Senior Citizens?

One of the first organized social clubs in Malta was the “Pioneer Whist Club”.They played once a month during the fall and winter months. The club was officially organized in 1911.

The club was a bit elitist concerning its membership. It’s one hard fast rule was that to be a member one had to have lived in Malta for 15 years. At that time, it meant members had come to Malta not later than 1896.

Food was an integral part of the club. A full course meal was served before an evening of trump whist. Additional gatherings could be c...

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