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Women In Baltimore Honored At History Month Event

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, have you found a way to support and celebrate the hard-working women of Baltimore? Well, here is your opportunity.

On Saturday Mar 31, the B&O Railroad Museum will cohost a daylong Women’s History Month event. This event will include a first-person tour at Mount Clare House Museum (1500 Washington Blvd Baltimore) and a lunch and lecture at the B&O Museum (901 W Pratt Street Baltimore). The program will conclude after a short walk to the Irish Railroad Workers Museum (920 Lemmon Street Baltimore) where attendees will be offered a tour and refreshments.

Parking is provided at Mount Clare House Museum and the B&O Railroad Museum. The IRWM is within walking distance of the B&O.

Tickets for this event are $50 for general admission and $40 for B&O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.borail.org/product/592.aspx.

Here is a break-down of the activities for the day:

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The event will begin with a first-person tour by a docent who will play the part of an indentured servant discussing life at Mt. Clare Mansion.

12 – 12:30 p.m.

Event attendees are encouraged to explore the B&O Museum prior to lunch.

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.  

The event will continue with a catered lunch at the B&O Railroad Museum held in the Train Depot. Lunch will include salad, sandwiches, cookies, water, and soft drinks. Historian Sharon Harwood will present Meet Olive Wetzel Dennis, The Lady Engineer.

2 – 4 p.m.

The event will conclude at the home and workplace of Sarah Liberty Feeley, a homemaker, mother, and wife who made calculated decisions throughout her life to support her family and community. This portion will include a tour of the Museum and reception.

Don’t miss this last chance to celebrate Women’s History Month!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.