Our History

In 2004, our League celebrated its 85th anniversary. The League has come a long way since its inception in 1919, however members have not forgotten the League’s beginnings and we are grateful to all the members who contributed to the League’s tremendous success.

Members dedicate valuable time, resources and knowledge enabling the JLP to positively impact the community. Our Junior League’s legacy is well entrenched in Poughkeepsie and will continue to provide valuable community volunteers and community projects for the next 86 years!

Junior League History

Are you curious about how The Junior League evolved into the century-old global movement that has had such a profound effect on modern life?

So are we! That’s why we’ve opened up our archives and brought our legacy to life in this easy-to-use interactive timeline. In this multimedia presentation we have curated what we believe is a fascinating look into the history of one of the planet’s most powerful women’s organizations. The timeline is dynamic, so you can look forward to regular updates and additions of new archival materials.

Visit the Interactive History of The Junior League

Over the years, The Junior League has had a profound effect on what it means to live in modern society. The League experience cultivates women into thoughtful and seasoned leaders and teaches them how to take on the toughest problems of the day and work collaboratively with all involved to arrive at pragmatic and sustainable solutions that have enhanced the quality of life in our culture.