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Generations of Service at the Margaret Jenkins House: Behind the Scenes with the Women’s Housing Coalition

March 26, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$15

In 1889, three incredible ladies turned their talents and resources to address a dire situation. Poor children were being permanently abandoned at some of the city’s day care centers with no means to care for them. Mary Hebert (a daycare provider who kept many of these children), Mrs. Etts (from a prominent Baltimore Jewish family) and Mrs. Margaret Jenkins (from a prominent Baltimore Catholic family), along with Cardinal Gibbons of the Baltimore Archdiocese, raised money and purchased a mansion on Maryland Avenue.

The women opened an orphanage and St. Elizabeth’s School to care for the children. Since a full-building restoration project in 2008, Jenkins House has served another much-needed function as housing for women in transition with the Women’s Housing Coalition. Please join us and Ms. Beth Benner, director of the Coalition, for a tour of this wonderful historic mansion and its rich history in service to Baltimore.

Details

Date:
March 26, 2015
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Organizer

Baltimore Heritage
Phone:
410-332-9992
Email:
info@baltimoreheritage.org
Website:
https://baltimoreheritage.org/

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Registration
https://baltimoreheritage.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=151&reset=1
Refreshments
Light refreshments
Parking
On-street parking is available.

Venue

Jenkins House
2226 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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