The Woman's Industrial Exchange opened 130 years ago to provide a forum for women to showcase and sell their domestic arts. It was a place where war widows went to make extra money to support their families by capitalizing on the talents that so many women have never been paid for. Since then the Exchange has been a place that galvanized our City around the central notion that the feminine arts are fabulous. Handcrafted objects have VALUE.
People went to the Kitchen for an honest meal served by a feisty but motherly woman. The food was a celebration of homecooking and the environment was reminiscent of the very best memories of one's own home kitchen. It was a place where regulars were thankful for the consistency of great food and tourists sought out for the experience. This vision ended in 2002. I want to bring it back.
I want to restore the flavor and feeling of the Woman's Industrial Kitchen. We will offer the very best of home inspired comfort food. You will be served by the sassiest mothers I know. You will sit seeped in the history of famous and average women who have triumphed in the home, work and communities. We will celebrate home economics and the power of positive thinking.
Your contribution will help us restore this amazing, historic restaurant. It will help us tell the her-story of Maryland women. It will hire cooks, waitresses, bussers and hostesses. It will help us rebuild a legacy that Baltimore has missed sorely. I know 20 years from now you will be so proud that you were part of bringing back this irreplaceable Baltimore institution. We cannot do it without you!
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