Commissioners proclaim ‘Celebrate Women Week’
CENTREVILLE — On Tuesday, July 10, the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners declared the week of July 16-20 as “Celebrate Women Week in Queen Anne’s County.”
This is an economic development effort in support of the proposed Maryland Museum of Women’s History that will open here in Queen Anne’s County, according to County Historian Mary Margarent Revell Goodwin. She said a fundraiser for the museum is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at White Marsh Park outside of Centreville.
The fundraiser will feature jazz music, historic cars, “Great Gatsby” themed food and drink and a tour of the first floor of the house, Goodwin said. Tickets are $35 for women, $40 for men and $50 for couples.
Goodwin said $3 million is needed to make the museum a reality.
The effort to create the museum is undertaken by the Mary Edwardine Bourke Emory Foundation, named for the granddaughter of the William Bourke who built the home in 1760 and who and determination has influenced owned it from Civil War times the plans to present the through to almost the end of story of the 19th Amendment, the 1800s. the right for women to vote,
She then wrote her own as one of the first presentations Queen Anne’s County history at the museum. 2020 book to earn the money to will be the 100th anniversary buy the house back, and succeeded, of the 19th Amendment and Goodwin said. the State of Maryland is preparing
During her adult lifetime major celebrations. women were fighting for the For details about the fundraiser, right to vote. Her own spirit contact Goodwin.
In White Marsh Park in Centreville, the home of the future Maryland Museum for Women.