In February 1913, a group of ‘suffrage hikers’ walked from New York City to Washington, D.C. (in the dead of winter!!) to demand that women receive the right to vote. Along the way they stopped at the Overlea Town Hall—now home to the Natural History Society of Maryland. Join us for the Commemorative March of the 100th Anniversary of the Suffrage March of 1913.
Marchers will meet at 8 am at the Fullerton Community Center (7209 Belair Road, Baltimore MD 21206). At 9 am, we will walk down a brief section of Belair Road to the Maryland Naturalist Center (6908 Belair Road), the site where the 1913 suffragettes spoke to the Overlea Community. There will be a short program on the outside porch by invited speakers.**The march will take place rain or shine. There is no rain date.
Refreshments will be provided by the Central Alarmers and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. During the event, our natural history collections will be open to the public, including a brand new display on Maryland’s notable women naturalists!
Marchers are encouraged to wear yellow shoulder-to-hip sashes, as the marchers did back then.
Visit www.overlearocks.org for parking information
If you can't attend the event, we encourage you to read about these amazing women and some of their adventures in Maryland at http://tinyurl.com/aj7s8jw and http://tinyurl.com/ahjl9ye