The Maryland Women's History Project/Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a member of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (NCWHS). Founded in 2001, the NCWHS supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women's contributions to history visible so that all women's experience and potential are fully valued.

Resources

Below is a list of national resources and resources from the State of Maryland of interest to women and girls.

 

Other resources:

Heritage Trail

 

Directory

MARYLAND COMMISSION FOR WOMEN
311 West Saratoga Street • Suite 272 • Baltimore, MD 21201 • 410-767-3049
www.marylandwomen.org
The Maryland Commission for Women collaborates with the Maryland State Department of Education in coordinating the Maryland Women’s History Project and with the Women Legislators of Maryland in coordinating the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. The Commission also honors young female leaders in a Women of Tomorrow project, and is a partner in the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Its goals are to promote the social, political, and economic equality for Maryland women.

LOCAL COMMISSIONS FOR WOMEN IN MARYLAND:


Allegany County Commission for Women
30 Washington Street · Cumberland, Maryland 21502 · 301-689-6515
Dawne Lindsey, Chair

Anne Arundel County Commission for Women
P.O. Box 59
Gambrills, MD 21054
410-874-7612
traceypwarren@aol.com
Chair: Tracey Parker Warren
www.aacounty.org/women/index.cfm

Baltimore City Commission for Women
City Hall · 100 N. Holliday Street · Suite 124
Baltimore, Maryland 21202· 410-396-7541
bccfw@hotmail.com                                        
Kim Washington, Liaison

Baltimore County Commission for Women
400 Washington Avenue · Court House Suite 124 · Towson, Maryland 21204
410-887-3448
women@baltimorecountymd.gov                                                                                             
Jackie Wilson, Liaison
Jwilson@baltimorecountymd.gov

Calvert County Commission for Women
175 Main Street Prince · Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678 ·
410-536-2205
chair@calvertwomen.org
Pat Carpenter, Chair Patcarpenter43@gmail.com

Cecil County Commission for Women
129 East Main Street · Elkton, Maryland 21921 · 410-996-5200  
cecilwomen@gmail.com
Kathleen Kunda, Chair

Charles County Commission for Women
P.O. Box 2150 · La Plata, Maryland 20646 · 301-751-7553
cccw@charlescounty.org 
Chair: Christine Marie Parker                                                                                

Frederick County Commission for Women
12 East Church Street · Winchester Hall · Frederick, Maryland 21701·
301-600-1066
commissionforwomen@fredco-md.net
Jennifer Charlton-Shuldes, President

Garrett County Commission for Women
P.O. Box 623 · Oakland, Maryland 21550 ·
301-334-8653
Carol Reilly, Liaison

Harford County Commission for Women
319 S. Main Street · Suite 307 · Bel Air, Maryland 21014 ·
410-638-3117
Lisa Title, Chair
Sylvia Bryant, Director

Howard County Commission for Women
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive · Suite 300 · Columbia, Maryland 21046 · 
410-313-6425                           
Chair: Courtney Workman
Lois Mikkila, Liaison

Montgomery County Commission for Women
401 North Washington Street · Suite 100 · Rockville, Maryland 20850 ·
240-777-8330
cfw@montgomerycountymd.gov
Jaclyn Lichter, President

Prince George’s County Commission for Women
6420 Allentown Road · Camp Springs, Maryland 20748 · 301-265-8420
Carol-Lynn Snowden, Liaison    
clsnowden@co.pg.md.us

St. Mary’s County Commission for Women
P.O. Box 653 · Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 ·
301-475-4200, ext. 1846         
Cynthia Brown, Liaison   
cynthia_brown@co.saint-marys.md.us

Washington County Commission for Women
100 W. Washington Street · Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 ·
240-313-2216      
Ladetra Robinson, President                           

Worcester County Commission for Women
P.O. Box 126 • Winchester Hall • Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 •
410-632-4950
Sharone V. Grant, Chair

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

www.bpwmaryland.org
The Maryland Federation of Business & Professional Women was established in 1929 as a not-for-profit profit, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian association. BPW/MD promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.

MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
201 West Monument Street • Baltimore, Maryland 21201 •
410-685-3750 • www.mdhs.org

The Maryland Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the objects and artifacts that reflect the state’s history. The collections contain the papers of many notable Maryland women. Also available are traveling resource kits and historical interpreters who present programs on Maryland women. County and city historical societies provide information about Maryland women’s contributions in specific regions.

MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES

350 Rowe Boulevard • Annapolis, Maryland 21401 •
800-235-4045 • www.mdsa.net

The Archives is the official historical agency for the state. An on-line catalogue of holdings is available on the website. The Research On-line Division has such topics as “A Celebration of the Diversity of Women,” and “The Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame On-Line.”

MARYLAND WOMEN’S HERITAGE CENTER

www.mdwomensheritagecenter.org

A statewide Maryland Women’s History Museum, learning, and leadership center under development. Contact Jill Moss Greenberg at mwhcjill@comcast.net or Linda Shevitz at lshevitz@msde.state.md.us for more information.

MARYLAND WOMEN’S HERITAGE TRAIL KIT
A booklet and map describing more than 150 sites in Maryland noting women’s historical contributions. Developed by the Maryland Women’s History Project/Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Click here to download the Maryland Women’s Heritage Trail Kit.

MARYLAND WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT
Multicultural/Equity Resource Center • Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street · Baltimore, Maryland 21201 • 410-767-0428

Extensive resources on women’s history, including copies of annual Maryland Women’s History Resource Kits (1981-2003) are housed at the Resource Center for research and reference. Women’s history videos are available for loan, including “Maryland Women of Triumph: Volumes I and II,” produced by Maryland Public Television.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES II
8601 Adelphi Road • College Park, Maryland 20740 • 301-713-6800

This building houses federal information including recordings, sound recordings, and papers related to the military, foreign relations, commerce, labor, and transportation. These resources provide information on women’s history, including Maryland women.

NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY SITES
c/o Jane Adams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted, MC 051, UIC • Chicago, IL 60607-7017 • 312-413-5353
http://ncwhs.oah.org

Click here for article “Sharing Her Stories through Heritage Trails” by Pam Elam, M.A., and Mary Melcher, Ph.D., NCWHS Board Members (includes Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and Maryland Women’s Heritage Trail)

The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women's contributions to history visible so that all women's experiences and potential are fully valued.

NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT
3440 Airway Drive, Suite F • Santa Rosa, California 95403 • 707-636-2909     www.nwhp.org nwhp@aol.com
The project is a source of a wide range of multicultural women’s history materials, including those related to Maryland women.

ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY MARYLAND DEPARTMENT
400 Cathedral Street • Baltimore, Maryland 21201 • 410-396-5468
www.prattlibrary.org/locations/maryland
The Maryland Department houses collections of print and visual materials related to all areas of Maryland culture and history. Specific information on Maryland women is included.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LIBRARIES
Maryland Room • Hornbake Library • College Park, Maryland 20742 •
301-405-9212
www.lib.umd.edu
Houses a range of collections related to Maryland history and women’s contributions.

WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT IN MARYLAND HISTORY
Carolyn B. Stegman, Ed.D. • Women of Achievement in Maryland History, Inc., 2002 • Salisbury, Maryland • cbstegman@salisbury.edu 

A unique book featuring biographical profiles and extensive background information about historical and contemporary Maryland women. This is the only book in the U.S. to explore the history of women in a particular state. ($50, plus shipping and handling)

PEERLESS ROCKVILLE
www.peerlessrockville.org

"Women Who Dared: A Guide to the Places in Rockville Where Women Dared to Challenge Expectations Both in Society and Themselves" written by Executive Director Mary A. van Balgooy. This booklet highlights the lives and achievements of six remarkable Rockville women and Rockville sites associated with them.




 

 

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