Our Most Recent Event:
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
In late January 2020, in coordination with Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus, Preservation Maryland organized a special event with leading suffrage historians in Annapolis to commemorate and share the multi-dimension history of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Held at the Miller Senate Office in Annapolis, attendees heard from Dr. Martha Jones, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University and author of the forthcoming Vanguard: A Political History of African American Women, and Elaine Weiss, the Baltimore-based journalist and best-selling author of The Women’s Hour whose conversation was skillfully moderated by Sheila Kast, the award-winning host of On the Record at WYPR.
The expert speakers were introduced by First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan, with remarks also from Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones, Senate President Bill Ferguson, Delegate Brooke Lierman, Delegate Trent Kittleman, and Executive Director of Preservation Maryland, Nicholas Redding.
This special event is just one of Preservation Maryland’s statewide efforts to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. The organization has utilized research by the Maryland Historical Trust to host a lecture series, create a traveling museum exhibits, and recently launched the multi-media public history project Ballot & Beyond. With support from Gallagher Evelius & Jones, Ballot & Beyond celebrates Maryland’s suffragists as well as more contemporary remarkable Maryland women through a podcast and website. For more photos check out the gallery.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELYNN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PRESERVATION MARYLAND & THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR