(October 21, 2021) Join the Howard County Historical Society, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and William G. Pomeroy Foundation as they unveil a new historic marker that honors the life and work of noted Ellicott City suffragist Laura Laurenson Byrne. The celebration will take place on Sunday, November 14th, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of Howard County History, 8328 Court Avenue in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Read more about Laura Laurenson Byrne’s life and impact on Ellicott City and the suffrage movement: One determined woman: How Laura Byrne led the Howard County suffrage movement at the turn of the 20th century
Podcast: Laura Byrne: Serving Suffrage with a Smile, Ballots and Beyond, read by Elizabeth Bobo
Speakers for the day include Howard County Executive Calvin Ball; Liz Bobo, the first woman in Maryland to be elected county executive and new member of the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame; and historical reenactor Vicki Embrey, who will portray Mrs. Byrne. Representatives from the Howard County Historical Society, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and William G. Pomeroy Foundation will also comment on Mrs. Byrne’s life and the importance of memorializing the valiant Maryland women who fought for suffrage.
Refreshments will be served. RSVPs required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. COVID guidelines, including social distancing and masking, will be followed.
Shawn Gladden, Executive Director
Howard County Historical Society
9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042