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.