In December 2017, Preservation Maryland was among the nine recipients of non-capital grant funds from the Maryland Historical Trust. The grant award will help support our Maryland Women’s Suffrage History Project to document and raise awareness of the places and stories related to the fight to win the vote for women in Maryland.

A major goal of the Maryland Women’s Suffrage History Project is to submit new and updated National Register of Historic Places and Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties nomination forms. This important work will begin to create a more inclusive historic record by adding expanded context to sites already considered historic – but either overlooking the contributions of Maryland’s suffragists and in particular Maryland’s African American suffragists.

The Women’s Suffrage History Project will build on the research begun by Kacy Rohn, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland and former Preservation Maryland and Maryland Historical Trust intern. Much of this important and exciting research can be explored in a ArcGIS Story Map.

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