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MARYLAND WOMENS HERITAGE CENTER AND MUSEUM INC
September 17, 2010

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center grew out of the educational Maryland Women's History Project, which provided materials every year to classroom teachers, libraries, and community members about both historical and contemporary women who are generally left out of textbooks and the media. Topics included women in math and science, women in the arts, women in law and government, girls and young women as leaders, and women activists in areas such as suffrage and civil and human rights. The Heritage Center houses the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, with panels and photos of more than 100 women leaders. Previously, the Hall of Fame was nothing more than a single plaque with the women's names that was housed in a law building in Annapolis. No one really had access or learned anything about these women's accomplishments, other than seeing their names. the Center also has a wonderful, comprehensive timeline about leaders in women's and civil rights, beginning with the Piscataway women who first inhabited the land that is now Maryland. There is a children's corner with activities. Perhaps most important, the Center features an Unsung Heroines Gallery, where women who shape our families, organizations, and communities are recognized for contributions that would go unknown. It is not just "famous" women who make a difference, but all women, who are often "unsung."

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In the classrooms and schools where I have taught and now teach, I am constanly reminded of how little students know about women's history. the Center shares resources, answers questions, and provides information about where to find out more.

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2010

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Client Served & As a teacher, I have used the services and resources of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center for more than a decade to help mm and my students to have a better understanding and appreciation of the contributions to all areas of our society.