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.
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!
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.
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.
Last year, the Maryland Women's Heritage Center ranked among the top great non-profits. It deserves that recognition again. This center is a role model for education. Its programs are excellent and its staff and volunteers work tirelessly to promote the history of women in Maryland as well as advance opportunities for women and young girls.
As the first of its kind in the nation, it serves as a model for other states
Carolyn Stegman, Ed. D.
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is the best place to learn about all the wonderful women of Maryland from the unsung heroines to the inductees in the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.
I have been involved with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center since its inception. The goal was and is to provide programs that are educational, enlightening and entertaining. When visitors arrive they find a site that is welcoming and staff that is there to help answer questions and encourage them to share their stories of women who made a difference in their lives.
The women of the MWHC walk the talk of their mission. They were some of the most supportive and collaborative women that I dealt with as I searched for ways to get the word out about my documentary Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air derby. They sprung into action and created a screening for the film at Baltimore's Enoch Pratt.
It was with a sense of true community that the women brought me into their folds and shared the mission of celebrating inspiring stories of women. I can not say enough about how well I was treated, how their passion blended with mine over our mutual goals and how we were able to move actions forward together, while maintaining respect and having fun along the way.
Heather Taylor, Executive Producer
"Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby"
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
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
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.
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.
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 MD Women's Heritage Center continues to expand its partner/collaboration base in order to promote greater community awareness and support. This year in collaboration with Enoch Pratt Library, MWHC provided the Baltimore premier of "Breaking Thru the Clouds", a documentary film created and produced my MD filmmaker, Heather Taylor. This film shared the stories of many early women pilots who have not had their contributions told.
Additionally, the MD Space Business Roundtable again provided the MWHC with a mini grant to continue the educational and career exploration activities related to learning about STEM careers and increasing the number of women pursuing those opportunities.
We have been excited to have such great partners and supporters as the MD Space Business Roundtable and the Women of Goddard....as we have promoted women in STEM careeres and their contributions. Additionally, to learn so much about the women of WW II was astounding!!! I did not know we had this many living legends still with us in MD. Fortunately, they were captured on video to share HER story with future students and adults.
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.
Kudos to Jill and Linda for having their dreams realized. They were among the fore runners of Title IX and have kept the torch buring for 40 years. Their vision a place were women can go and feel at home; to feel that it belongs to them and they have worked hard to create that atmosphere while addressing and representing some of the unsung heroines from the present as well as the past. Exhibits and programs galore, partnerships with needed women's focused organizations including the girl scouts. Kidgineers in the Korner and Kid friendly spots thoughout. I am proud to be a part of it and shoot the Teen Scene Show there another example of how they reach out to all. And occasionally we do let men in, as Jill says as long as they have a mother lol. Keep the torch burning and always ready to pass on. LG
The motto of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center is "Adding Her story to History to tell Our story." The walls and every inch of usable space at the center are intergrated to make that a reality. In recording and archiving the many great women who paved the roads that lead to Maryland with time, talent, ingenuity and class it is definitely correcting history to tell our story and their story.
These women are the unsung heroines that we need to hail near and far. This is the rib of Adam that followed humbly behind in times when women had no rights. The brave feminine brigade always at the front line and crossroads of America.
From the Hall of Fame, to the Unsung Heroines, to the many organizations supported and promoted by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center not a stone is left unturned. To the promotions of girlscouts into the future aviators of the world or the tremendous woman power behind Nasa you will be overwhelmed with the truth of the corageous woman who went before us and continue to drive us now.
And while many women support and are behind this organization it is to it's founding mothers, Jill Moss Greenberg and Linda Shevitz that we owe it's very existence. They have persevered for many years when the message fell on deaf ears till they were unclogged and the cause was heard.
They are the nurturing and patient founding mother's that can now be proud of the birthing of their baby which was the dream of so many women into existence. An organization that is sorely needed.
Come down and make their new home you home. Wonder among the Walls of the Hall of Fame. Peruse the many exhibits and displays that tell the truth of the woman of Maryland from Margaret Brent and Rachel Carson to Harriet Tubman brave women all. I have been proud to be associated with this organization and will do all I can to promote it and encourage other women to remember their sisters and sing their praises.
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.
The Maryland Women's Heritage Center provides and invaluable service to the State of Maryland by serving as a focus for women to expand their horizons. This year, in partnership with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, they have provided many young women with examples of the many opportunities available in STEM careers. We need to increase the number of women in STEM careers and this partnership has provided a very effective model for that stimulus.
What a treasure to have the Maryland Women's Heritage Center as a part of our community - sharing the stories about real women making real differences and making sure that young women have a vision as to what they can bring to the world. My radio show in Baltimore, WomanTalk Live, is proud to be a partner with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center to ensure that the stories of women from the past, present and future are honored and shared.
I've been involved with the Maryland Women's Heritage Center for the past 4 years. I have a local talk radio show in Baltimore and the MWHC supplies me with "women in history tidbits" for me to use on the show, in my weekly newsletter and in my social media campaigns. Getting the word out about the women who came before us, their accomplishments, and the roads they paved for us is important to me and the MWHC is committed to telling the story of women and keeping their stories alive. What an incredible service they provide for our state.
This Center's exhibits of Rachel Carson and hundreds of other women from Maryland who made history are such a source of inspiration for people of all ages. The Center's recently held "YOUth Can Make a Difference for Girls' Rights! Celebrate the first International Day of the Girl" recognized the successful campaign led by Maryland girls between 11-20 years of age who mobilized U.S. support for this new United Nations annual girls' rights day. This Center--the first in the country--serves as a superb model for museums in other states.