Albert L. Feldstein, a Western Maryland historian and author, was asked by the Cumberland Business and Professional Women's Club to make a presentation on local history for their March 20, 2007 meeting. After agreeing, he was told since March is Women's History Month they would like the topic to be "historic" Cumberland women. Figuring, incorrectly as he soon learned, there already had to be a list somewhere, "no problem", he said. Two weeks later he finally developed a list of over 40 women for the program, along with over a dozen of what he called "vignettes." Al has since added additional women, plus photographic depictions if readily available, and agreed to allow Western Maryland Public Libraries to host his research online. Visit the site.

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

Since 1985, the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland annually honor Maryland women by inducting them into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame, which will be housed at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center.

Click here for more information about the honorees.

Honorees have included:

Margaret Brent

Margaret Brent

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

Rita C. Davidson

Rita C. Davidson

Gladys Noon Spellman

Gladys Noon Spellman

Harriet Ross Tubman

Harriet Ross Tubman

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Henrietta Szold

Henrietta Szold

Clara Barton

Clara Barton

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Mary Shaw Shorb

Mary Shaw Shorb

Helen Brooke Taussig

Helen Brooke Taussig

Barbara Ann Mikulski

Barbara Ann Mikulski

Verda Freeman Welcome

Verda Freeman Welcome

Sadie Kneller Miller

Sadie Kneller Miller

Mary Eliza Risteau

Mary Eliza Risteau

Martha Carey Thomas

Martha Carey Thomas

Eugenie Clark

Eugenie Clark

Lavinia Margaret Engle

Lavinia Margaret Engle

Lena King Lee

Lena King Lee

Lucille Maurer

Lucille Maurer

Mary Elizabeth Lange

Mary Elizabeth Lange

Bessie Moses

Bessie Moses

Anna Ella Carroll

Anna Ella Carroll

Margaret Collins Schweinhaut

Margaret Collins Schweinhaut

Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton

Martha Ellicott Tyson

Martha Ellicott Tyson

Rosalyn Blake Bell

Rosalyn Blake Bell

Rosalie Silber Abrams

Rosalie Silber Abrams

Harriet Elizabeth Brown

Harriet Elizabeth Brown

Constance A. Morella

Constance A. Morella

Jill Moss Greenberg

Jill Moss Greenberg

Mary L. Nock

Mary L. Nock

Ethel Llewellyn Ennis

Ethel Llewellyn Ennis

Brigid G. Leventhal

Brigid G. Leventhal

Madeleine L. Ellicott

Madeleine L. Ellicott

Mary Digges Lee

Mary Digges Lee

Barbara Robinson

Barbara Robinson

Diane L. Adams

Diane L. Adams

Sol Del Ande Mendez Eaton

Sol Del Ande Mendez Eaton

Catherine R.Gira

Catherine R.Gira

Helen L. Koss

Helen L. Koss

Rosa Ponselle

Rosa Ponselle

Constance Ross Beims

Constance Ross Beims

Mary Katherine Goddard

Mary Katherine Goddard

Elaine Ryan Hedges

Elaine Ryan Hedges

Mary Carter Smith

Mary Carter Smith

Florence Riefle Bahr

Florence Riefle Bahr

Lillian C. Compton

Lillian C. Compton

Edith Houghton Hooker

Edith Houghton Hooker

Elizabeth Fran Johnson

Elizabeth Fran Johnson

Bernice Smith White

Bernice Smith White

Constance Uriolo Battle

Constance Uriolo Battle

Lois Green Carr

Lois Green Carr

Sonia Pressman Fuentes

Sonia Pressman Fuentes

Josephine Jacobsen

Josephine Jacobsen

Rosetta Stith

Rosetta Stith

Kathleen Feeley

Kathleen Feeley

Misbah Khan

Misbah Khan

Charmaine Krohe

Charmaine Krohe

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Sandra W. Tomlinson

Sandra W. Tomlinson

Mabel Houze Hubbard

Mabel Houze Hubbard

Florence P. Kendall

Florence P. Kendall

Mary Young Pickersgill

Mary Young Pickersgill

Lorraine Sheehan

Lorraine Sheehan

Edith Clarke

Edith Clarke

Kathryn J. DuFour

Kathryn J. DuFour

Ruth L. Kirschstein

Ruth L. Kirschstein

Etta Maddox

Etta Maddox

Deborah A. Yow

Deborah A. Yow

Emily Edmonson

Emily Edmonson

Nancy Grasmick

Nancy Grasmick

Esther McCready

Esther McCready

Margaret Byrd Rawson

Margaret Byrd Rawson

Vivian V. Simpson

Vivian V. Simpson

Shoshana S. Cardin

Shoshana S. Cardin

B. Olive Cole

B. Olive Cole

Edyth H. Schoenrich

Edyth H. Schoenrich

Susan P. Baker

Susan P. Baker

Liebe Sokol Diamond

Liebe Sokol Diamond

Bea Gaddy

Bea Gaddy

Marilyn Hughes Gaston

Marilyn Hughes Gaston

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger

Annette M. Deener

Annette M. Deener

Sally T. Grant

Sally T. Grant

Prasanna Nair

Prasanna Nair

Karen H. Rothenberg

Karen H. Rothenberg

Audrey E. Scott

Audrey E. Scott

Ramona McCarthy Hawkins

Ramona McCarthy Hawkins

Ellen Moses Heller

Ellen Moses Heller

Eleanora Fagan "Billie Holiday"

Eleanora Fagan "Billie Holiday"

Pauline Menes

Pauline Menes

Toby Barbara Orenstein

Toby Barbara Orenstein

Ilia Fehrer

Ilia Fehrer

Diane E. Griffin

Diane E. Griffin

Harriet Legum

Harriet Legum

Allyson R. Solomon

Allyson R. Solomon

Anne St. Clair Wright

Anne St. Clair Wright

Claire Fraser-Liggett

Claire Fraser-Liggett

Anne Catherine Green

Anne Catherine Green

Irene Morgan Kirkaldy

Irene Morgan Kirkaldy

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps

Bernice Sandler, Ph.D

Bernice Sandler, Ph.D

Lillie Shockney, RN,BS,MAS

Lillie Shockney, RN,BS,MAS

Lucy Diggs Slowe

Lucy Diggs Slowe

Carol W. Greider

Carol W. Greider

Barbara Holdridge

Barbara Holdridge

Ligia Peralta

Ligia Peralta

Gertrude L. Poe

Gertrude L. Poe

June A. Willenz

June A. Willenz

Maureen Black, Ph.D.

Maureen Black, Ph.D.

Margaret Dunkle

Margaret Dunkle

Nancy Kopp

Nancy Kopp

Alice R. Manicur, Ed.D.

Alice R. Manicur, Ed.D.

Diana Gribbon Motz

Diana Gribbon Motz

Gwendolyn Rooks

Gwendolyn Rooks

Helen Delich Bentley

Helen Delich Bentley

Jean B. Cryor

Jean B. Cryor

Charlene Mickens Dukes, Ed.D.

Charlene Mickens Dukes, Ed.D.

Ellen R. Sauerbrey

Ellen R. Sauerbrey

Linda A. Shevitz

Linda A. Shevitz

Beatrice P. Tignor, Ed.D.

Beatrice P. Tignor, Ed.D.



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