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Outdoors – Woman’s Suffrage Marker Dedication
Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us to honor Mary Bentley Thomas and Caroline Hallowell Miller for the roles they played in advancing the cause of woman’s suffrage. To memorialize these American heroines, the Museum will unveil a historic marker that is part of the National Votes for Women Trail, one of only 250 sites across the United States, and one of 15 such sites in Maryland. These markers recognize historically significant people, places, or things across the United States, instrumental to women gaining the right to vote. The marker reads, “Votes for Women: In 1889 Caroline H Miller began a suffrage club here. In 1894 Mary B Thomas led state suffrage association & testified at US Congress.
Keynote speaker Jean Thompson will speak on the lesser-known Black women who were active in the fight for women’s voting rights but, because of racism, had to establish their own suffrage campaigns.
A reception will be followed by a view of archival materials that pertain to local woman’s suffrage activities. This event will be held outdoors. In the event of extreme weather, the event will be cancelled.
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