Since its inception, The Center has been blessed with passionate, committed leaders who have worked tirelessly not only to launch MWHC, but also to continue to move it forward, often weathering various challenges along the way.
As many of you are aware, my extended term as MWHC President came to a close on June 30th. MWHC has experienced many transitions during my twelve-year tenure as President, and I value the relationships, opportunities and challenges afforded to me throughout this time. My connection with the organization will continue in the role of immediate past president as part of the Board of Directors, and as a continuing supporter and member.
Our new president, Maria Johnson Darby, is a talented, energetic leader. I have every confidence that with strong, active support from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, her leadership will move MWHC to the next level of development. Although we continue to face some challenges, the entire leadership team will keep us on a productive path, preserving the past, understanding the present and shaping the future for all Maryland women and girls.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as MWHC President. It truly has been an honor and a privilege to work with an extraordinary Executive Committee and many outstanding board members throughout these years. I shall forever cherish the beautiful retirement gift, an engraved Salisbury Pewter bowl. It has an honored place in my home and will bring warm thoughts of my tenure with MWHC for many years to come.
Importantly, I am at a loss to express the depth of my appreciation to Diana Bailey, our Executive Director, and Judi Williams, who provides vital administrative support. They literally run the organization on a daily basis and their dedication is unsurpassed.
Finally, I challenge everyone to become actively engaged with MWHC and to recruit others as well. There are a number of ways to participate in the organization, such as serving on the Board of Directors, a working committee or specific project. Additionally, I encourage you to either become a member of the organization or renew your current membership. Remember, the active engagement of many is crucial for the organization to move to the next level and thrive. Please contact Diana Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss how you can best contribute your time and talent to support MWHC in the coming years.
L-R: L. SHEVITZ, M.J. DARBY, F. H. GLENDENING, J.M. GREENBERG, D. BAILEY, J.THOMPSON, B. DANE, D. TERRY, R. TOMLINSON, K.C. STEVENSON, K.A. FEW, S. SHAFFER, R. MYGATT, S. GRANT
After twelve years, Frances Hughes Glendening (L) is retiring as President of MWHC and Maria Johnson Darby (R) is now taking on the MWHC Presidential responsibilities. Thank you Francie for your many years of dedicated service and congratulations, Maria on your new role. We are all here to support you!
#Me Too Movement, unEqual Pay, Health Insurance, Freedom of Choice, Family Separation; are all issues that will be impacted by the upcoming mid-term elections. These, plus many additional topics affecting women and families today will be discussed.
This will be a non-partisan conversation to help effect positive change for women and girls.
Please join MWHC for a discussion with Alice Giles, past president Howard County League of Women Voters, Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Inductee, Dorothy Bailey, Joanne Dowdell, SVP of Global Government Affairs; and Abby Hendrix, Emerge Maryland, discussing the historic and current impact women's voting power has on today's issues and the country.
Light brunch fare will be served. Tickets: $30 / Student Ticket $10 with ID
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The Maryland Commission for Women,
in partnership with county Commissions for Women across the state, has visited 19 jurisdictions inviting women to "talk to us" about the challenges they face in their everyday lives.
Representatives of Commissions for Women, Maryland legislators and leaders of state-wide women's advocacy organizations are invited to a briefing on the findings of the project.
The top five concerns voiced by the women of Maryland will be identified. Meet with advocates, policy makers and legislators to discuss strategies for addressing these issues locally and state-wide.
Grandmother Edna Lawrence, MWHC Volunteer Docent, is only the second Quilter in history to be presented with a quilted recreation of the 1813 Old Glory at the New York World Festival of Quilters in 1963. Grandmother Edna is extremely proud to be chosen for this honor.
This 1813 Old Glory is the centerpiece of Grandmother Edna's Fabric Expressions showing at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202. The Exhibit will run through September 2018. For further information please visit:
STAR-SPANGLED FLAG HOUSE
Light lunch and book signing to follow discussion.
VOTES FOR WOMEN NATIONAL TRAIL
MWHC is an appointed member of the Maryland Suffrage Commission. Please
CLICK HERE for Maryland's Suffrage Commission information.
Please CLICK HERE to visit The National Collaborative of Women's History Sites for updates on National Suffrage events.
Maryland Historical Trust:
Maryland Women's Fight for the Vote
This map tour (click below) highlights the people and places of the Maryland women's suffrage movement.
This story map highlights the statewide activism of Maryland's suffragists and the places where they demonstrated, lobbied, and were jailed in pursuit of the right to vote.
The 19th Amendment granted millions of American women the right to vote - a mass expansion in voting rights brought about by over 70 years of struggle by the activists of the women's suffrage movement.
Spurred by the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Maryland Historical Trust set out to better understand the state's women's suffrage movement. In a special project funded by the Maryland Historical Trust's Board of Trustees, Kacy Rohn, graduate student intern in the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, researched and documented this history, and discovered over fifty historic sites around the state where Maryland women worked to advance their cause.
Women's Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States' Constitution on August 26, 1920.
The amendment granted women the right to vote for the first time and was a result of the women's suffrage movement in the country.
A 40-Year Journey
The amendment, which was and still remains a major landmark in the women's rights movement in the United States, was first introduced in the Congress in 1878 by California Senator Aaron A. Sargent on the behest of suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Because of this, the first version of the amendment is often called the Anthony Amendment, after Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested for voting in the Presidential elections in 1872.
WOLD 1010 AM Talk Radio hosts Patsee Anderson and Violet Apple interviewed MWHC Executive Director Diana M. Bailey. The First Friday of every month "Team Radio Baltimore" interviews Nonprofits serving the Baltimore Community.
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is pleased and proud to announce AAUW Maryland selected Kate Campbell Stevenson as Maryland's 2018 Woman of Distinction. Kate was honored at the AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Women of Distinction Ceremony on May 31, 2018.