Com­mis­sion­ers pro­claim ‘Cel­e­brate Women Week’

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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.

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