The Maryland Women's Heritage Center plays a vital role in telling the stories that often go unheard but so desperately need to be heard. They do so with great sensitivity to the diverse population of Maryland and to living their mission. It is the place to go for information on the amazing women of Maryland.
The MWHC&M is the first of its kind in the country. It is a true collaboration focused on celebrating that which makes our country stronger - our diversity. It is a resources for girls and women of all ages to learn about the women who paved the way today. Since we all stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, it is important for the history, stories, traditions, and memories to be memorialized and shared. It is part of our story. Everyone who works for and with the MWHC&M is a volunteer - it is a true labor of love.
I have visited the Women's Heritage Center and Museum and seen several of its projects, including work with students and adults across Maryland. There is no other parallel in the USA and this one, should wisely serve as a model for other states. Rarely are the categories of diversity so well reflected in a seamless and user-friendly manner. If this center wasn't able to thrive, we would quickly lose and perhaps not ever reclaim this HERstory.
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.
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.
Having the pleasure of working with the powerful and passionate folks associated with the MWHC for the past six years, imparts a love of women's history and a never ending devotion for the present and future for the women of Maryland and beyond. The staff and volunteers maintain exciting exhibits and programs as well as constantly upgrading and improving them. Future events, programs and community outreach is forever on our calendars as is creating new fundraising campaigns. The MWHC, first of its kind in the nation serves as a model for other states, and is committed to education and inspiration to all those that visit the Center in person, attend an event or program or take some well spent time and visit our website www.mdwomensheritagecenter.org
As a member of the development committee and Administrator for the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, I am honored to be able to work alongside the most dedicated, passionate and professional people in the world. Everyone involved in creating this, first of its kind, Center and Museum is committed to establishing 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 of Maryland women and girls of diverse backgrounds and regions.
The Maryland Women's Heirtage Center and Museum in an outgrowth of a 20-year Maryland Women's History Project. It is now housed in a Center in Downtown Baltimore which provides programs, activities, resources, dialogues , services, and resource materials and displays for Marylanders and visitors . It was selected as a national outstanding exemplar of a non-profit by former U. S.Secretary of the Interior Salazar. The Center serves a diverse individuals and groups and addresses critiical women's issues, as well as contributions historical and contemporary.
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center, a strong non-profit, honors so many individuals and groups of women by Adding HERstory to HIStory to tell OUR story . It brings together community members and educators and families and organizations to commemorate the contributions of women and girls of the past and present (and future). Many programs recently have involved diverse multicultural participants of a wide range of ages -- from elementary school and Girl Scouts to Red Hats and World War II Veterans. and Rosie the Riveters So much is learned and shared, and resources are available to learn about the Unsung Heroines in our lies, as well as the more "famous" women. The current displays focus women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and expand our horizons and present outstanding role models! role models. As an educator and women's history and equity advocate, I highly value all that the Center offers and provides.
Having the pleasure of working with the powerful and passionate folks associated with the MWHC for the past four years, imparts a love of women's history and a never ending devotion for the present and future for the women of Maryland and beyond. The staff and volunteers maintain existing exhibits and programs as well as constantly upgrading and improving them. Future events, programs and community outreach is forever on our calendars as is creating new fundraising campaigns. The MWHC, first of its kind in the nation serves as a model for other states, and is committed to education and inspiration to all those that visit the Center in person, attend an event or program or take some well spent time and visit our website www.mdwomensheritagecenter.org -
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is an outstanding non-profit, which serves as a museum honoring women in a wide range of fields, a showcase for the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, a home for an Unsung Heroines gallery, and also as a leadership center and gathering place to adress current issues related to women, families and communities. It provides important learning experiences in a welcoming environment for individuals of all ages and backgrounds,
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am till 4 pm at 39 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD.
Though the site is small it is packed with wonderful exhibits that tell the stories of Maryland Women, some notable, some unsung heroines who are not in our history books. The first exhibit is the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, which currently, tells the stories of 60 of the 136 Maryland Women who have been inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. Two rotating exhibits, which in November will tell the story of Maryland Women involved in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math will be on display. One is a time line of women who were the first in the field and the other is the Women of NASA.
I was able to get a sneak peek of these two incoming exhibits and they are fantastic. The Women of NASA tells three important elements for visitors to see and understand. 1. NASA does really cool stuff. 2. That there is more to NASA than space exploration. 3. Women of all ages and cultural backgrounds who have a variety of talents and skills work at NASA in science related jobs.
I am really excited about this upcoming exhibit and hope lots of people come, see, and learn about all the fantastic things Maryland women have accomplished.
The MWHC has not just set the bar nationwide, it has done it with the best information from our past and the clearest intentions about our futures. Rarely have I visited a museum or attended events (even fundraising programs!) where the inclusive nature of the people, their professional backgrounds and their personal stories generate so much excitment. They look, act and feel like a fined tuned team-of (as Maya Angelou says) a family of friends. Although they begand more than 30 years ago, uncovering the women of Maryland's past, they are now THE group that is making history in our state!