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Posted on: July 10, 2018

“Celebrate Women in Queen Anne’s County”

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WHEREAS, prior to 1920, women did not have the right to vote; and
WHEREAS, the effort for the vote for women first became a major public effort at a convocation known as the Seneca Falls Convention in New York in 1848; and
WHEREAS, on the first day of the Seneca Falls convention only women were allowed to speak but on the second day Frederick Douglas was provided the opportunity to speak as a major supporter for women to have the right to vote; and
WHEREAS, July 20, 2018 will be the 170th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention; and
WHEREAS, the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right of women to vote, will be celebrated in the summer of 2020 when the story of the fight for the right for women to vote will be presented at the newly proposed Maryland Museum of Women’s History; and
WHEREAS, this date, the 20th of July, is the first major fundraiser for the newly proposed Museum of Women’s History that will be held at Queen Anne’s County’s White Marsh Park, site of the new museum in the historic Bloomfield Manor; and
WHEREAS, the presence of women in the public square provides both that compassion and positive determination that women provide, adding enormously to our community’s spirit; and
WHEREAS, the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners recognize the gifts and the achievements of women in all parts of society and especially in our County;

NOW, THEREFORE, WE, THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S OF QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY do hereby declare the week of the 16th to the 20th of July, to be a week of “Celebrate Women in Queen Anne’s County” in honor of the efforts to establish this first of its kind museum in Maryland, and we encourage all business entities to consider honoring women especially, in whatever way possible, to celebrate the enormous contributions of women to the progress of our nation, our state and our county.

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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