Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin - Founder of the Women's Museum of Maryland
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CENTREVILLE — The historic home of Mary Edwardine Bourke Emory has been determined to be leased to the Mary Edwardine Bourke Emory Foundation for use as The Maryland Museum of Women. The announcement came at the May 22 meeting of the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners. The property is part of the White Marsh Park, one of the jewels of Queen Anne’s County, still in some form of development, said Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin, county historian.
According to Goodwin, the foundation will be responsible for the fundraising and restoration, and although the project will be a long time effort to see the house rehabilitated, she is excited at the prospect. The first fundraiser for the new museum will be July 22, the 170th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 starting the push towards getting the 19th Amendment passed. That 100th anniversary will be in 2020 when the new museum will be dedicating its stories to all those efforts for women to get the vote, shared Goodwin. The foundation name is in recognition of the house as Mary’s, handed down through the family from her grandfather. At one point in 1893 she lost the house and wrote her Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore history to get her house back, said Goodwin. It was Mary’s son Frederick Emory who wrote the history of Queen Anne’s County.
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