Baltimore City has the distinction of being the location of the very first umbrella factory. The Beehler Umbrella Factory was founded in 1828 by German immigrant Francis Beehler. The company’s motto was, “Born in Baltimore, Raised Everywhere!”
The Mary Edwardine Bourke Emory Foundation, Inc., led by Queen Anne’s County historian, Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin, is currently restoring the ca. 1760 Bloomfield Manor to be the first home of the Maryland Museum of Women’s History.
MLK in Baltimore, 1964. Photo from The Baltimore Sun.
Celebrating MLK Day in Maryland
01/21/2019 By Meagan Baco
Since 1986, Americans have been celebrating the life, work, and impact of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. More recently, it’s become more than a day off, but a day on — the National MLK Day of Service.
The Corporation for National & Community Service hosts a database of all the Day of Service volunteer opportunities registered through out the country. Is your schedule already booked on MLK Day? That’s okay! Thousands of organizations around the country are looking for help year round. Search today for volunteer opportunities and get connected to an organization near you.