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October 6, 2013

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October 6, 2013

When I walk into The Maryland Women's Heritage Center I immediately feel connected to inspiring women's stories. The inclusiveness of featured women of diverse backgrounds, talents and accomplishments engages the public to value women's contributions throughout our state's history and provides positive role models for all who enter. The Center also serves as a convenient venue for retreats and meetings. Participants marvel at the breadth of educational opportunities to learn about women who settled and nurtured our state in earlier centuries to contemporary women leaders. MWCH mission of putting HER story into History to make Our story is vital to develop strong women and girl leaders. Men and boys visiting the MWHC benefit, as well. Learning of women's accomplishments in the past and present facilitates a more inclusive future of shared leadership. The current "Women of NASA Goddard" exhibit is oustanding and the "Unsung Heroines" section is very special-anyone can submit a Maryland woman's name (and story ) who has made a difference in their life.

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raise their visibility

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Quite well

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2013

October 3, 2013

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October 3, 2013

The historical timeline, artifacts and personal stories are my favorite parts of the Women's Heritage Center. The inspired work of today's women honoring women who have given us so much from the past is amazing! If you want an opportunity to feel great about yourself visit this wonderful center-the women of Maryland really rock!

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2013

October 3, 2013

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October 3, 2013

Maryland Women's Heritage Center houses the permanent exhibit for the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. I have been the docent when people visit the museum and are "blown away" by this high-quality, informative display of the amazing Maryland women who have been inducted since 1985. Young minority women marvel at the inclusion of Lucille Clifton, Billy Holiday, Harriet Tubman, Juanita Mitchell Jackson and other African American women shown in the display. One can see visitors' own sense of self worth increase when they realize that the state of Maryland has recognized and honored women with whom they can identify. Others read the brief biographies of the inductees and marvel at the accomplishments in all areas from science to the arts to politics these women have achieved. In most cases, accomplishments about which they never knew.

This exhibit is just one of the many reasons the Maryland Women's Heritage Center should be celebrated. It's existence must be perpetuated.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more funding to do more.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

September 23, 2013
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November 5, 2012

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an amazing success story which encompasses reclaiming and publicizing women's history and creating role models for girls and women. With a shoe string budget it... more

September 23, 2013
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The uniqueness of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and Museum leaps at you the minute you walk in the space. It is sunny, airy and full of herstory in every corner. It displays information about women who have been outstanding in Maryland history. It lets you dwell and peruse the unsung heroinnes who live among us. If you are a child, it allows you to complete your women's history project about a notable person who has affected our lives. In short, it has many enticements if you are searching for role models or guides toward future careers and it has an upbeat spirit about what many in our citizenry are missing by not knowing the history of our ladies. Come and see for yourselves, I guarantee you will find treasures and facts you should know about. Carmen Delgado Votaw

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provide more funding to ensure it is accessible every day.

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Definitely

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2013

November 5, 2012

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an amazing success story which encompasses reclaiming and publicizing women's history and creating role models for girls and women. With a shoe string budget it serves as the site of Maryland Women's Hall of Fame and houses a collection of memorabilia about women of note from the state chronicling their deeds, it is accessible to school children and the general public also inviting them to nominate important women in their lives to be honored at the Center underscoring the importance of every day heroes in the lives of women. The Center celebrates diversity and encourages young women to strive and explore disciplines where women are not represented and offers its premises to female organizations to hold their meetings.It is a model for other states to replicate. In short, it is a treasure for Maryland and the United States as a whole. Carmen Delgado Votaw

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

September 10, 2013

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September 10, 2013

I had not heard of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center until fall 2010 but have since worked with them on a major exhibit on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers (I'm a scientist myself) and have attended several of their events, as well as corresponding with them through email. The result is that I am a tremendous fan of, collaborator with, and supporter of this very special organization. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is magnificent, bringing to its visitors a wealth of well-displayed information about women in many fields of endeavor, with attention both to accomplishments that are well known and accomplishments that generally go unmentioned. It has a staff of hard working volunteers who devote their time and energies to a cause they deeply believe in, relaying to females and males alike the importance and accomplishments of the women of Maryland, past and present. I hope to be associated with this organization and the wonderful people in it for decades to come. Claire P.

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2013

August 29, 2013

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October 23, 2012

Maryland women's Heritage Center has heart and soul and touches all age groups to educate and connect and tell her story to add to his-tory. more

August 29, 2013

This is a nurturing non-profit that has heart, intelligence and open to everyone who cares about women's role in history and its's leadership today. It is inclusive and over the years of my engagement I have seen it grow in depth and promise for future generations.

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It is not so much the changes, but with more financial support it could do the big picture things it aspires to doing as it keeps its focus also on the relationships that it fosters.

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

October 23, 2012

Maryland women's Heritage Center has heart and soul and touches all age groups to educate and connect and tell her story to add to his-tory.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 21, 2010

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a unique place that brings women from across the state to gather and support the mission and also be part of the evolving history of women. I believe there is something for everyone, especially, men and young boys, who are welcome to learn and to honor the women in their lives as well. The MWHC is an open and welcoming place for children to senior adults to learn and become more knowledgeable about some extraordinary women and to find the extraordinary in themselves. Together, we can grow this organization and serve the community through its program and vision. It may need more financial support, which non-profit does not, but it does not lack heart or support for all women to be the best they can be and find where they can get involved.

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I have met some women I would not have if I have not been involved. I have learned more about the women who came before us..their struggles and deeds. I have been able to honor my "unsung heroine" and enjoy the "can do" spirit of the women involved.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 24, 2012

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September 22, 2010

The immediate role of the Center was to create a place where the information of the past 30 years of Maryland women's history could be preserved. For the past 3 decades the MD.Commission for Women and... more

October 24, 2012

The MWHC makes history come alive. The way the Center does this is what makes it an extraordinary example of how it moved from an ideal to the reality it envisioned as a model, non-profit. It is a stunning place from its interactive displays to its collaborative partnerships with other non-profits and businesses.

It depicts the history of Maryland through people and events in a compelling use of the most diverse of people and artifacts, showing and involving: donors, visitors, and volunteers, businesses, the public sector, the academic world, young, old, students, professionals, rich, us-ordinary people, actors, the famous, the unsung and the deceased in what could be described as the most ecumenical and varied of programs.

As a start, just look at their Web site. Its information appeals to our curiosity and most importantly is so user-friendly. They find the most fascinating of representative history and have the best food at its events.

Finally, as an example to rival the Appalachian Trail, it researched and established a women’s heritage trail that traverses the state, rich in history and enchanting in its stories.

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A lot

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Very Well

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2012

September 22, 2010

The immediate role of the Center was to create a place where the information of the past 30 years of Maryland women's history could be preserved. For the past 3 decades the MD.Commission for Women and the MD. State Dept. of Education have been sending out women's history packets to every public school and library during March, Women's History Month. I was part of this effort in my local county for years. This collective information and the information about the people in the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame needed to be housed somewhere. While the MWHC met this initial purpose it is much more as an interactive place for children, academics and others. It's unique theme is the consistent way in which the diverse story of women and girls in Maryland are portrayed both from the historical past and from the present. History is living at MWMC; and it is diverse. Most of history is portrayed and written about white, adult property owners. The Center's legacy shows the richness of Maryland's citizenry in all of its diversity. No one is left out, including the vast network of unsung heroines whose activism and stories of their own show the developmental history of the state. As a model for young people, this is important, in my opinion. For instance, while the Women's History packets went to public schools and libraries, I, a Chinese-American protestant, took packets to parochial schools in my county. Not bad, when you remember that Maryland, as well as the country, was founded on religious freedoms. One of the only serious efforts to address racial relations in my county, Prince George's, was an effort in the 70's called "Building Bridges", in the wake of the county's desegregation efforts in 1972. There has been little organized, community effort before/since outside of the Black communities which has understood race relations well before its Caucasian sisters. Building Bridges had a diverse panel of presenters. It held community workshops all across this county. All of the panel's leadership are part of the MWHC's early organizational efforts and/or have been inducted into the MD. Women's Hall of Fame. The Center is a product of such visionary outreach. And its most important aspect is how young people can see women's history as a living presence to draw them into seeing themselves as players in their own sphere of influence as well. Finally, the role of business, academia and elected individuals are also participatory in the presentations and development of the Center, too. Business women are honored, their stories told. Women and girls have long had an active role in education and politics. As volunteer, they provide the mainstay for much of the Center's enthusiasm, activism, collaboration and partnership with institutions and communities in the state. Come and see.

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The Center reinforces and re-inspires in me the inescapable conclusion that I, as an individual, can play (and has played) a role in the history of my state. The Center reminds me that I have an activist role to maintain; & in collaborative ways.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Move the Center to a larger building with ample, free parking and outdoor venues. Provide paid internships. The Center already plans to relocate the museum with these features in mind.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

sense of living history; presentations that show the diversity of women & girls in Maryland's history. Finally, it has a easy and informational Web site and very well written monthly, newsletter.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Diverse. Students, retirees, professionals, stay-at-home moms, young professionals, academia, business women, elected leadership and celebrities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Relocate to a larger building by the water with easy access to public transportation; pay for parking; hire interns; fund scholarships at all levels of learning, including the grade school pipeline; fund traveling exhibits; become a household name.

Ways to make it better...

Relocate to a larger building with free parking, outdoor venues, closer to public transportation. Provide paid, internships and scholarships for all age groups and levels of learning.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Maintaining the array of activist volunteers on its Board, staff and fundraisers. We're getting older.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 24, 2012

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1 previous review
September 21, 2010

The Maryland Heritage Center serves as model for other States to help tell the untold stories about Women and their unique contributions to our world, past and present. The Center,although small at th... more

October 24, 2012

This is a fantastic center that is free to all. Their center features all women in the state of Maryland. I am especially proud of their Unsung Heriones Section that features the every day women in our lives, like your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, etc. Currently the center is featuring women in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Goddard Space Center played a key role in this remarkable exhibit. Just recently World War II Womaen Veterans were featured in a heart warming program.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 21, 2010

The Maryland Heritage Center serves as model for other States to help tell the untold stories about Women and their unique contributions to our world, past and present. The Center,although small at the is point is bright, airy and inviting. It is interactive and invites visitors to interact with the various exhibits. There is a curiosity corner, a place for visitors to write about their unsung heroin and an invitation for visitors to tell their story about other women in Maryalnd

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I have watched people learn information about the role and impact of women in Maryland. Elementary, Middle, and High School students wrote moving and candid stories about the unsung Heroins in their lives. Wonderful relationships were formed as a result

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About every week

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2010

October 23, 2012

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October 23, 2012

I feel so empowered every time I visit the Center or attend one of their events. Learning about the women whose shoulders we stand on that got us to where we are -- to have choices and have a voice is so humbling and inspiring. All of us can make a difference and our stories need to be told. Their line truly says it all -- Adding her story to history to tell our story!

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012

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September 27, 2011

As a volunteer docent, I welcomed a group of women from a local shelter one afternoon. After describing most of the exhibits, including the display dedicated to the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame indu... more

October 16, 2012

Recently the Maryland Women's Heritage Center had a program to recognize, honor, and appreciate the women serving in the military and on the home front during World War II. The title was "WWII's Unsung Heroines". Three authors of books about women of the Second World War era gave presentations about military and civilian women's activities. The center amassed an amazing panel of WWII women including a WASP (Womens Airforce Service Pilots), a Rosie the Riveter, a member of the Army Nurse Corps, a Marine, a Red Cross Worker, a WAVE, a WAC, and a SPAR (US Coast Guard). Each told her "war story" to a rapt audience of more than one hundred. A retired US Air Force Brigadier General brought greetings from the Women in Military Service Memorial in Washington, DC and presented the honorees with citations from a Maryland Senator Mikulski and Congressman Sarbanes. Many of the featured women were accompanied by family and friends who beamed with pride when their "unsung heroine" was honored. This event is evidence of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center's comittment to "adding herstory to history to tell our story".

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Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 27, 2011

As a volunteer docent, I welcomed a group of women from a local shelter one afternoon. After describing most of the exhibits, including the display dedicated to the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame inductees, the visitors were encouraged to peruse the center on their own.

My heart was warmed
when I overheard several African American women commenting on the display about Bill Holiday. "I didn't know Billy was from Baltimore." "I didn't know she was in the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame with all these other white women." "Wow!" As they chatted, they began to stand a little taller and speak with more pride. Perhaps the experience would motivate these homeless women to believe that they could aspire to be there too.

People come to the MWHC all the time and are surprised, motivated, challenged, affirmed, inspired and touched by what they learn.

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countless programs. Girls, young women and seasoned seniors visit and are impressed by what they didn't know about Maryland women. They learn about the Generations of Justice, Unsung Heroines, Suffragists, and Maryland Women's Hall of Fame inductees.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase funding for its programs

September 21, 2010

One of the goals of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center is to educate about Maryland women of the past and present to inform the future. As a Women's Studies Minor in college, I quickly learned how much I did not know about the role of women in history and the present and how that knowledge could change one's life. So informing others about women's roles in the past and present has always been a personal goal since those days. As a private sector pre-school teacher and public school kindergarten instructor for over thirty years, I knew first hand how that knowledge helped girls and boys understand history, know their own worth, and begin to change the way they looked at the world and their role in it. Throughout my teaching career, I used the Maryland Women's History Project kits in each school where I taught in my own classroom. These resources were so unique and rich that I made sure the entire staff and student body were exposed to the information each year through teacher training and schoolwide "Women's History" displays, which educated all visitors to the school as well. Teachers gained knowledge about the history of women in Maryland they would have gotten from no other source. Each of them, then, was a potential "spreader of the word" as they progressed through their careers. It was this project that sparked the creation of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center we have today. So many dedicated people are still working and volunteering their time and expertise to inform visitors of the importance of Maryland women's roles in the past, present and future. I want to list just two of the many personal examples of how this center impacts visitors. I recently participated in the 90th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage (Women's Equality Day) at the MWHC. A life-long friend of over fifty years attended the program, her first visit to the center and forray into the realm of women's history. Through the exhibits, discussions, and film presentation; she learned about women's struggle to gain the franchise and why that fight was so long. This knowledge was a relevation to her and sparked an interest in learning more about "her own history" - that of women. She plans to educate herself about her own mother's experience to place it in the context of Maryland women's heritage. The second example was of my nearly twelve-year-old grand daughter, who visited Baltimore with her twin brother in August of 2010. While her brother was fishing with his grandfather, she and I went to the MWHC. She was overwelmed at first, but I was able to direct her interests to several specific areas that informed her of women's struggles for equality. She was especially interested in the information about Title IX, the amendment to the Education Act of 1972, which addresses gender equality in that realm for all facilities receiving federal funds. Here was an area where she could identify personally as a young female athlete. She learned about her rights under the law and how, through the work of many, that right was gained; but she also learned that equality can't be taken for granted and must be constantly secured to ensure its continuance. WE have a wonderful photograph of her hugging the model in the MWHC which is clothed in a "Title IX" tee shirt. So you see I know first-hand how important this place is and how profound an impact it can have on each generation. With more support, so much more could be accomplished. Thank you for the opportunity to share.

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informing the community. It's a relevation for all you "drop in" or come alone or with a group.

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2010

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