County Commission on Women Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary by Creating Time Capsule to Be Opened in 50 Years

Per Montgomery County:
The Montgomery County Commission on Women (CFW) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary by creating a time capsule that is not to be opened in 50 years. The contents of the time capsule were revealed at an event celebrating the commission’s 50th anniversary at the Sandy Spring Museum.

At the celebration, County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Gabe Albornoz issued a joint proclamation recognizing the commission’s accomplishments in advancing and protecting women’s rights since its establishment in 1972.

In addition to County Executive Elrich and Council President Albornoz, among those at the celebration were CFW Chair Donna Rojas, County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, founding commissioner and former Congresswoman Connie Morella, CFW Executive Director Jodi Finkelstein and Sandy Spring Museum Board of Directors President Naomi Yadin-Mendick.

The event included a ceremonial groundbreaking for the burial of the CFW time capsule containing artifacts from the past 50 years. Among the items the time capsule contains are:

  • Map of Montgomery County
  • Suffrage recording
  • Picture of the current County Executive and County Council
  • Photo of all current CFW commissioners
  • Amanda Gorman poem
  • Picture of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris
  • COVID-19 mask
  • Winning entries from 2022 CFW Girl Power Contest
  • Legislative Priorities 2022
  • Letter from the current CFW chair to future chair
  • Women’s History Month pen
  • Quilt photos
  • 50th anniversary proclamation
  • List of CFW accomplishments
  • Women’s archives list
  • The latest Status of Women report

More information on the Commission for Women can be found on its website at

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