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Rose Valley in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Mildred Scott Olmsted


Mildred Scott Olmsted Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robyn Young, September 2015
1. Mildred Scott Olmsted Marker
Inscription.  An antiwar campaigner and women's and civil rights activist. Olmsted traveled the world on behalf of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF's advocacy was consistent with her Quaker beliefs. She headed the national WILPF organization for over 40 years and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts. She and her husband hosted leaders such as Jane Addams, Bayard Rustin and Martin Luther King in their home here.
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsPeaceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Quakerism series lists.
Location. 39° 53.959′ N, 75° 23.271′ W. Marker is in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Rose Valley Road 1½ miles south of Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Rose Valley Road, Media PA 19063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minquas’ Path (about 400 feet away); Rose Valley Historic District (about 700 feet away); Anna Howard Shaw (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delaware County Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); McCain Rally (approx. 1.4 miles away); Delaware County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors of Delaware County Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2018, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 23, 2018, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 29, 2020