Preserving Our Past Together

May is Preservation Month!

This Preservation Month, tell the full American story.

Learn more at the National Trust for Historic Preservation website.

March Is Women's History Month

Celebrating Methuen's
Remarkable Mary Chase Walker

"The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and
we are its makers."

–Juliette Gordon Low

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Born in Methuen in 1828, Mary Chase Walker became the first school teacher at San Diego's first public school. Learn more about the Mary Walker Incident and the life of this courageous schoolteacher, pioneer, activist, and suffagette. 

THE MARY WALKER INCIDENT:
BLACK PREJUDICE IN SAN DIEGO, 1866

Discover her remarkable story at the
San Deigo History Center website.
Additional resources may be found in the
Further Reading section on this
Wikipedia page. 
It's time for Methuen to celebrate her legacy!

In 1972, the city of San Diego opened the Mary Chase Walker Elementary School to honor her memory. San Diego has erected a historic marker, and holds events to commemorate her contributions. 

 

Share your ideas below in the contact section or send us an email at info@methuenhistoricalsociety.org on how we should honor Mary Chase Walker in our city—the city
of her birth.