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Historic Marker Unveiling

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Talbot Historical Society, the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation will unveil a new historical marker honoring Mary Jenkins and Mary Bartlett Dixon, two of Talbot County’s most prominent suffragists. Mary Jenkins and Mary Bartlett Dixon led Talbot County’s historic Just Franchise League from 1909 to 1919. Jenkins was Maryland’s representative at state suffrage conventions and was seen as a faithful Talbot County leader for the cause. Dixon was a noted grassroots activist for the Suffrage Movement and organized “porch and parlor” meetings, pamphleteering, marches, and petition drives throughout the state. The commemorative marker is one of 200 that are being dedicated to prominent suffragists in various locations around the country. RSVP to the Talbot Historical Society at 410-822-0773 or Collections@TalbotHistory.org

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