September 30, 2011
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is totally unique. Its initial home is small but warm and welcoming. It is chock full of previously unknown information about the contributions of girls and women. When a group visits, we conduct tours of the Center and then tailor activities for that particular group. I have personally worked with groups ranging from young students with special needs to senior citizen groups. The response is always terrific and people continually cite how much they have learned and how the Center and its programs provide inspiration for them in their own lives. The Center touches and helps people from diverse regions and backgrounds. For example, our mail carrier submitted the story of his mother and grandmother for the Unsung Heroines gallery. All of these precious stories are being preserved at the Center and on its website, honoring the girls and women in our lives and enabling their stories to be told to inspire and empower future generations.