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Maryland Women's Heritage Center Volume 2, Issue 3
Spring/Early Summer 2010 
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead, a noted American cultural anthropologist 
In This Issue
Letter from the President and Executive Director
MWHC Opening
Volunteer Docents Needed
Support Us
Contact Us
Unsung Heroines
Spirited Woman of Baltimore
Women and Work
Special Congratulations!
Strengthening Title IX
Upcoming Events
WOW: Women of Wonder
Quick Links
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Maryland Women's Heritage Center
501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization    
Executive Board:

Frances Hughes Glendening,  Former First Lady of Maryland and President of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center
Jill Moss Greenberg, Executive Director
Catherine "Katie" Curran O'Malley, First Lady of Maryland
Kendel S. Ehrlich, Former First Lady of Maryland
Nancy S. Grasmick, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools

Sharon Pinder, The Pinder Group, LLC

Michelle Duffy Orr, Treasurer

Helen Holton, Baltimore City Councilwoman and Chair of the Maryland Commission for Women

Shoshana S. Cardin, Honorary Development Chair

Audrey E. Scott, Co-Chair, Development Committee

Betty Buck, Co-Chair, Development Committee, and President of Buck Distributing Co., Inc.

Linda A. Shevitz, Program/Education Chair and Coordinator of the Maryland Women's History Project and Title IX Coordinator at the Maryland State Department of Education

Susan Morris Shaffer, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium
Mark L. Shaffer, Counsel and Site Selection Chair

Charles Edward Senseney, Accountant
Honorary Board:
Dominique Dawes, Olympic Champion  
Helen Delich Bentley, Former Congresswoman and First Woman Director of the U. S. Maritime Commission
Barbara A. Mikulski, United States Senator 
Cokie Roberts, Commentator and Author  
Nora Roberts, International Best-Selling Author of Mystery and Romance Novels

*Lucille Clifton, Poet and Author, Former Maryland Poet Laureate  (*Deceased)
Board of Directors:
Lori Askinazi
Diana Bailey
Sarian Bouma
Linda Busick
Penny Chrissomallis
Rita R. Colwell
Patricia E. Cornish
Catherine R. Gira
Joanne T. Goldsmith
Artis G. Hampshire-Cowan
William "Brit" Kirwan
Juanita Tamayo Lott
David H. Nevins
Jo-Ann Mayer Orlinsky
Maria Torres Queral
Rita L. Robinson
Carole Sibel
Nancy Lindberg Sloane
Carolyn B. Stegman
Carmen Delgado Votaw
Sue Ward
Kathy Wilmot
Deborah A. Yow
Quarterly Newsletter  
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center's quarterly newsletter provides updates on events and activities of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us.
JMGFHGLetter from the President and Executive Director  

As published in the event program for the opening celebration of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center (May 25, 2010)


History and herstory have converged and the time has come to fill in the gaps in what we all have learned. It is time to honor- and be inspired by - the incredible contributions made by women throughout our state's history. From the famous women, to the many unsung heroines in each of our lives and communities - they are our mothers, grandmothers, daughters, wives, partners, teachers, aunts, volunteers and colleagues. It is time for their omission from our books, educations, and institutions to be corrected and for the value of their ongoing significance to our state and the fabric of our lives appreciated. We are adding herstory to history to tell ourstory - so all of us are included!

The first comprehensive state-based center and museum of its kind in the nation, the mission of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center is to preserve the past, understand the present, and shape the future by recognizing, respecting, and transmitting the experiences and contributions made by Maryland women of all ages, diverse backgrounds and from regions throughout the state.

As a national first, our hope is that the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and Museum will serve as a model that can be replicated and adapted by other states to honor the women in their states. It is a unique state model which combines, among its functions, a Women's Hall of Fame, the base for a Women's Heritage Trail, a component to honor Unsung Heroines, a Student Learning Center, Meeting and Event space, and an Organizational and Community Forum for discussing and acting upon critical contemporary
issues as they emerge.

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an outgrowth of the Maryland Women's History Project that began in 1980 as a collaborative venture between the Maryland Commission for Women and the Maryland State Department of Education. From the beginning, it was committed to reflecting and honoring the diversity of Maryland women and to inspiring future generations.

Each year, packets of materials were developed and distributed to all schools, libraries, local Commissions for Women and other organizations throughout the state. In 2003, the Maryland Women's Heritage Trail book and map were developed in conjunction with local historical associations and the state and local Commissions for Women-featuring more than 150 Maryland sites where women have made unique contributions, some in every county and in Baltimore City.

Creating this trail was a tremendous achievement and the interest and excitement it created made it clear that an actual site was needed where Marylanders and visitors to Maryland, young and old, could come to learn, contribute, and honor the contributions of Maryland's women and girls.

The primary support groups for the Maryland Women's Heritage Center have been the Maryland Commission for Women, the Maryland State Department of Education and the Women Legislators of Maryland. After thirty years of work on Maryland Women's History, the opening of this Center is a new beginning. We appreciate and thank all of the Board Members and Committee Members who have dedicated their dedication, time and resources. We thank our Partner Organizations, Individual, Corporate and Foundation Donors - and the many Volunteers and family members who have worked tirelessly and given from their hearts.

History and herstory have converged and the time has come! The Maryland Women's Heritage Center belongs to every Marylander. Your stories are invited and welcome. Please visit again and again and add to the richness of our State's story.

We welcome each of you - every one of you is part of our mission - join us!

Frances Hughes Glendening, President

Jill Moss Greenberg, Executive Director

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Download the Flier about the Grand Public Opening

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center will officially open its initial home with a grand public opening on Saturday, June 19!
The Center is located at 39 West Lexington Street in downtown Baltimore at the corner of Lexington and Liberty streets in the former Baltimore Gas & Electric Building. This space was graciously donated by David Hillman, CEO of the Southern Management Corp.

The first comprehensive state-based center and museum of its kind in the United States, the Maryland Women's Heritage Center has been established to preserve the past, understand the present, and shape the future by recognizing, respecting, and transmitting the experiences and contributions of Maryland women and girls of diverse backgrounds and regions. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center honors Maryland's historical and contemporary renowned women and girls who have been inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, as well as the Unsung Heroines who have shaped their families and communities.

The Center serves as a resource clearinghouse for information about Maryland women and a gathering place to hold workshops, forums, and other special events, including a forum to address issues impacting girls, women, and their families, and develop leadership by girls and women.

39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Admission is Free
Hours of operation:  Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Public phone number:  410-767-0675
Parking & Directions 

Edison Parking Garage, 100 West Fayette Street; 
Rennert Garage, 227 North Liberty Street;
Central Parking, 16 West Saratoga Street
Limited street parking is also located in the vicinity
Light Rail, Metro, and bus service also available.

Some Photos of the Center: 




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Anne Dutton, Architect from Cho Benn Holback + Associates, 
Kelly Stockton, Project Manager from Lewis Contractors, and
Ray Palmer from Signs by Tomorrow - Baltimore,
holding one of the first panels for the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.
These three were key in coordinating the construction of the Center and its exhibits.

A Preview Opening Celebration Took Place on May 25.

See photos from this event below under "Recent Heritage Happenings".

 docentsVolunteer Docents Needed

We are in need of volunteers to serve as docents at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center in Baltimore.

Training sessions are currently underway. However, if you are willing to help, please contact us.  

 womenglobeWe Need Your Support!

As the Maryland Women's Heritage Center opens its initial space this month, we are in need of your support now more than ever!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation, in any amount, to the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and become a Founding Sponsor of the Center!
Click here to make a donation online, or mail your donation to:
Maryland Women's Heritage Center
P.O. Box 719
Brooklandville, MD 21022-0719
In addition to financial support, we are seeking donations of selected items. We are also always looking for individuals to share their ideas, resources, time and energy with us. E-mail us if you can help!

Please help us "add herstory to history to tell ourstory!" 

 mailboxContact Us

Although the Maryland Women's Heritage Center is opening its initial home in downtown Baltimore located at 39 West Lexington Street, the mailing address and phone number for the Center remain the same:

Maryland Women's Heritage Center
P.O. Box 719
Brooklandville, MD 21022-0719

Phone: 410-767-0675  

In addition, there are a variety of ways to stay informed about the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, including the Maryland Women's Heritage Center Website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Find us on Facebook

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Please contact us if you have any questions or comments!
Coal Woman Unsung Heroines
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center not only highlights the renowned Maryland women and girls, but the Unsung Heroines in each of our lives. 
We want to hear the stories of your mothers, grandmothers, spouses, partners, daughters, sisters, teachers, nurses, crossing guards, or other girls and women who have played significant roles in your lives, your communities, or your workplaces.

Please submit an Unsung Heroine to be included at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and/or read about the Unsung Heroines who are already included at the Center

 Spirited Women LogoSpirited Woman of Baltimore Awards

Morton's The Steakhouse and MyCity4Her host the annual "Spirited Women of Baltimore" Power Lunch.

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is once again proud to support this event, which benefits the American Red Cross of Central Maryland, and honors three Spirited Women of Baltimore, in various walks of life, based on their career and personal successes.

Through June 30, 2010, nominations will be accepted for awards that will recognize a Spirited Woman Rising (an up and coming, young leader), Spirited Woman in Balance (a working mother) and lastly, the Spirited Woman of Baltimore (an accomplished leader).
The winners will be announced at the luncheon on Wednesday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Morton's The Steakhouse in Baltimore located at 300 S. Charles Street. Tickets are $50 per person if purchased by August 10 and $60 per person if purchased after August 10 or at the door.

For a nomination form or to purchase tickets, visit, call 410-327-9090, or e-mail or Nomination forms are also available at Morton's The Steakhouse located at 300 S. Charles Street in Baltimore.

herstory"Women and Work in the 19th and 20 Centuries" Workshop

On January 9, 2010, a workshop was held on teaching American History for Baltimore City teachers focusing on "Women and Work in the 19th and 20th Centuries."


As a follow-up to this program,
teachers developed instructional materials related to women's history to use in their classrooms. The workshop was hosted by the Baltimore City Public School System, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, and the University of Maryland School of Nursing Museum. Linda Shevitz, Executive Board Member and Program Chair for the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, presented the keynote overview of women and work as part of the interactive workshop.

The samples above, developed by a Baltimore City elementary school educator, Claudia Wiseman, consists of an interactive bulletin board for students to learn more about women's roles in the workforce.

RitaColwellSpecial Congratulations!

Rita R. Colwell, a renowned scientist and educator, as well as Maryland Women's Heritage Center Board Member, was named the "2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate."  

Dr. Colwell's pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions.

Dr. Colwell is a distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is widely recognized as one of this century's most influential voices in science, technology, and policy associated with water and health.

She has made exceptional contributions to control the spread of cholera, a waterborne pathogen that infects 3 to 5 million people and leads to an estimated 120,000 deaths each year. Through her groundbreaking research, innovations and decades of scientific leadership, she has defined our current understanding of the ecology of infectious diseases and developed the use of advanced technologies to halt their spread. Her work has established the basis for environmental and infectious disease risk assessment used around the world.

Click here to learn about the Stockholm Water Prize.

Title IXStrengthening Title IX

On April 20, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden issued a "Dear Colleague" letter that withdrew a 2005 interpretation of Title IX policy making it stronger. While opportunities in athletics have been emphasized in media and political discussion about Title IX, it is important to note that Title IX covers all aspects of education including areas, such as academic course selection, counseling, honors, and leadership opportunities.

Read the Letter:
The White House

Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2010

Vice President Biden Announces Strengthening of Title IX

On April 20, 2010, Vice President Biden announced that the Administration has issued a 'Dear Colleague' letter that withdraws a 2005 interpretation of Title IX policy. Enacted in 1972, Title IX mandates that any educational institution receiving federal funding for programs and activities cannot discriminate on the basis of sex. The 2005 policy issued compliance standards that were widely criticized for being inadequate and inconsistent with Title IX's nondiscrimination goals. Today's announcement reverses this interpretation, and returns to a more thorough test for assessing compliance with Title IX. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, joined the Vice President at George Washington University for this announcement.

"Making Title IX as strong as possible is a no-brainer," said Vice President Biden. "What we're doing here today will better ensure equal opportunity in athletics, and allow women to realize their potential - so this nation can realize its potential."

"There is no doubt that Title IX has dramatically increased athletic, academic, and employment opportunities for women and girls, and educational institutions have made big strides in providing equal opportunities in sports," said Secretary Duncan. "Yet discrimination continues to exist in college athletic programs--and we should be vigilant in enforcing the law and protecting this important civil right."

For more than three decades, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has provided three options to determine whether athletic programs at colleges, universities and secondary schools provide equal opportunities for athletic participation. Under one of these three options, OCR policy evaluated multiple indicators to determine the athletic interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex at educational institutions. The new 'Dear Colleague' letter clarifies that OCR does not consider survey results alone to be sufficient evidence of a lack of student interest or ability in sports.

Today's event at George Washington University also provided sports activities for youth.

"Title IX has helped women to compete at all levels in athletics, which today's event showcased," said Valerie Jarrett. "By working through the agencies, the White House Council on Women and Girls will continue to support laws such as Title IX that provide opportunities for young girls to get ahead in life."

Today's 'Dear Colleague' letter also provides recommendations for effective procedures for collecting, maintaining, and evaluating information on students' interests and abilities, including technical assistance on the nondiscriminatory design and implementation of surveys as one indicator among others of student interests and abilities.

Click here for more information about Title IX, or to review the 'Dear Colleague' letter
Upcoming Events
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is proud to support these upcoming events:

Annual Women Spanning the Globe
Thursday, June 3, 2010
8:30 am - registration; 9:15 am - 2:30 pm - program
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a cooperating partner of this women-only annual event. This year's theme is "The Power of Purpose: Successful Women in International Roles." The keynote address is "Power of Purpose in Brand Building, Company Building and Beyond" by Procter & Gamble's Marc Pritchard, who was named Ad Age's No 1 Power Player in 2009. Click here for more information or call 410-576-0022.
Women's History Symposium
Sunday, June 6, 2010
10 am - 4 pm
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore
Tickets are $35 per person

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center and Maryland NOW present a Women's History Symposium discussing the following questions:  "Where were the women?" and "How might history be different if womens contributions were recognized?" Cost to attend is $35 per person.Visit or e-mail for more information.

Baltimore Women's Classic 5K
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Race begins at 8 am and Kids Fun Run begins at 9 am
Race starts and ends at Rash Field located on Key Highway in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Race entry fee is $30
Kids Run entry fee is $10 through June 1; $15 thereafter
Team entries must be received by Wednesday, June 23

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is proud to sponsor the only female-only race in Baltimore and the second oldest women-only race in the U.S.! Don't miss the 35th anniversary of the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K, which provides vital fundraising support to women undergoing gynecologic cancer treatments. After the race, enjoy a post-race Festival Village, which will feature free massages and many other exhibits that cater to a variety of women's interests. For more information, visit

Women in ABC (WABC) Wine and Cheese Tasting & Silent Auction
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
6 - 8 p.m.
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

The Women in ABC (WABC), a committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter, is holding a special invitation-only event at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center.

The Power Conference: Women Doing Business 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Bethesda Marriott Conference Center

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a supporter of this joint event also presented by the Women's Business Consortium. The conference addresses hot topics in business, including Business Development and Contracting, Technology and Marketing, and Personal Development for Business Growth. For more information, contact Naomi.
WOW: Women of Wonder Spotlight

By Carolyn Stegman, Ed.D. 
Each edition of the newsletter will feature a Maryland Woman of Wonder. This spotlight is on Juanita Tamayo Lott, a Pioneer in the Field of Filipino American and Asian American Studies (photos below).

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 Photo below: Carolyn Stegman, Ed.D.
In 1968, a coalition of minority students at San Francisco State University, known as the Third World Liberation Front, called a strike to protest the discrimination and misrepresentations of histories, cultures and knowledge of peoples of color within the university's curriculum and programs.  Participating in this historic strike were Asian Pacific Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Latin Americans, American Indians, and other Americans-im
migrant and native born, men and women, students, faculty, and staff, as well as religious, business, labor, and community leaders in the Bay area.  Among those students was 20-year-old Juanita Tamayo, who within the year became a founder of the first Asian American Studies and the first (and only) College of Ethnic Studies in the United States.  Later, she would merge her missions of respect and service to diverse American people with knowledge gained as a federal senior demographer.

In 2008, she retired from the federal statistical system, with extensive work for the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences
.  Her work was much more than numbers and included putting human faces on those numbers.  In the late 1970s, as deputy director of the Women's Rights Program Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, she conducted and supervised research and analysis on the intersection of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability discrimination.

Much of her work also influenced programs at the Smithsonian Institution for non-traditional audiences.  Recent programs have evolved from census data, including programs chronicling the 60s and 70s civil rights movement, the 1976 Bicentennial "Peopling of the Americas," which affirms our rich, culturally diverse heritage, and the 1990s, "Seeds of Change," outlining bio- and social diversity.  Even the 2010 Smithsonian's Folklife Festival is an outreach of statistical information about ethnic heritage.  Yes, census data is about human capital and gives us a picture of our diverse nation.

Tamayo Lott has established the importance of the concept of "cohort" or people born of a certain generation and how that has defined moments in our lives.  For instance, the Silent Generation are those born just prior to WWII and educated in high school and beyond during the 1950s.  These include such people as Martin Luther King and their work led the way to remarkable change in the United State
s.  Because of this, Tamayo Lott has remained active in mentoring younger generations in statistical and public service careers, including judging history and statistical contests from middle school to graduate school levels.  "I have mentored children who are every color of the rainbow---A statistician without borders."

Tamayo Lott is author of "Filipinos in Washington, D.C." (with Rita Casas), "Asians Americans: From Racial Category to Multiple Identities," and "Spotlight on Heterogeneity: The Federal Standards for Racial and Ethnic Classification."  In 2010, she co-authored Race, Ethnic and Gender Bias in Educational Statistics for the "International Encyclopedia of Education."  In 2007, she co-founded the Filipino Studies Program at the University of Maryland College Park. 

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is proud to have Juanita Tamayo Lott serve on our Board of Directors.  Her work as a demographer has given us much to analyze and has led to major changes.  She truly knows the importance of filling out the 2010 census form!  
MWHC Board Member Carolyn B. Stegman is author of the book, Women of Achievement in Maryland History.  This article was written from the personal papers and an interview with Juanita Tamayo Lott.
Recent Heritage Happenings
*Maryland Women's Heritage Center Painting Party
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, Baltimore

Coordinated by Kathy Wilmot, Wilmot Modular Structures, and Kelly Stockton, Lewis Contractors, volunteers participated in a Painting Party to gear up for the opening of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Special thanks to Sherwin Williams, Lorena and Dave Streb with CertaPro Painters, Linda Johnson Photography, and Ledo Pizza in Federal Hill.

(Photos: Linda Johnson Photography)

Painting Crew

*Maryland Women's Heritage Center Preview Opening Celebration
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Maryland Women's Heritage Center, Baltimore

A special preview opening celebration took place at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. More than 200 guests attended to get a first glimpse of the Center.

Photos: Steve Orr)

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"Women's History Month:"  Recent Heritage Happenings
*Women's History Comes in Many Colors
Monday, March 1, 2010
Wheaton Library, Wheaton

The Montgomery County Chapter of the National Organization for Women hosted this panel discussion in honor of Women's History Month, which featured Jill Moss Greenberg, Executive Director of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Other panelists included Lillian Cruz, Office of Congressman Van Hollen; Lily Qi, Montgomery County's Asian  and Middle Eastern American Liaison and Coordinator of Montgomery County's Language Access; Derrice Deans, Montgomery County's Caribbean American Liaison; and Nesreen Khashan, Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia Region.

*Celebrate Women's History
Friday, March 5, 2010
National Aquarium in Baltimore, Baltimore

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center participated in the National Aquarium in Baltimore's celebration of Women's History Month. A variety of activities took place from a Rachel Carson exhibit to dance performances and storytelling.

*STEMming Out to Change the World: The 4th Annual Women's Leadership Forum
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Mercy High School, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium, 1300 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore

Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, this event provided an opportunity for girls and women to talk with professionals in the fields of science and technology, including Judy Carroll, P.E., President of Carroll Engineering; Diana Parsons, CFO of Constantine Commercial Construction; Laura Thul Penza, AIA, LEED AP, Principal of Penza-Bailey Architects; and Joyce Ulrich, Managing Director of Legg-Mason. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center was a sponsor of this event.

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*Ninth Annual ATHENA Award Women's Leadership Breakfast
Friday, March 12, 2010
Richlin Ballroom at Harford Community College, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center was a partner for this special event, which honored Lucie Snodgrass from the Office of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski as a Harford County woman who has attained and personifies the highest level of professional excellence in her business or profession, has devoted time and energy to the community in a meaningful way and, most especially, has opened doors for leadership opportunities for women.

"Girl Power. Reach for the Sky: Career Opportunities for the Women of Tomorrow"
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Kosiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel

Supported by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, this conference encouraged and promoted career opportunities for young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Attendees had the opportunity to talk with professional women about STEM careers.

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*Women: Back to the Future
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Gathering Place, 6120 Daylong Lane, Clarksville

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) hosted this special luncheon featuring a performance of "Women: Back to the Future" by Kate Campbell Stevenson in support of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center.

*Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony
Thursday, March 18, 2010
President's Conference Room East I and II, Miller Senate Office Building II, Bladen Street, Annapolis

Established by the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland, this annual event honored the 2010 inductees of the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame celebrates Maryland women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state, and provides visible models of achievement for tomorrow's female leaders. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame is now housed at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. The 2010 inductees are:


*Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo
Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21, 2010
Hilton, Pikesville

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center exhibited at this event, which consisted of workshops and classes held by the best in the natural hair industry. Visitors learned about how to "transition from chemical to natural" and entrepreneurs had the opportunity to showcase their work. Attendees also networked with instructors, manufacturers and professionals. A variety of healthy foods including selections from a vegan menu were served, and enjoyed by all.

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*Congressional Women's History Month Celebration
Thursday, March 25, 2010
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, this special event celebrated the 30th anniversary of Women's History Month and key people who worked on Women's History Month were invited. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was honored.Representatives from the Maryland Women's Heritage Center participated.

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Maryland Women's Heritage Center Mission
The mission of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center is to preserve the past, understand the present, and shape the future by recognizing, respecting, and transmitting the experiences and contributions of Maryland women of diverse backgrounds and regions.
Maryland Women's Heritage Center
Phone: 410-767-0675

We are proud to partner with the following organizations that support the creation of this historic first:
MDCommissionforWomen    MSDE    MSEA
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Women Journal Southern Maryland
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