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Highland Mothers Club / Mary Katherine Lee (Mrs. Robert A.) 1862-1947

 
 
Highland Mothers Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Highland Mothers Club Marker
Inscription.  
Highland Mothers Club
Founded by Mary K. Lee and the mothers of her Highlands students. They began meeting in their homes, & later at Douglas Blvd. Christian Church, before first local PTAs were organized. They studied and educated each other in new theories of child development. The club continues to support charitable, child welfare, & civic initiatives.

Mary Katherine Lee
(Mrs. Robert A.)
1862-1947
Pioneer kindergarten teacher in the Highlands neighborhood. Recognizing the importance of close cooperation between home and school, she called together the mothers of children in her charge in April 1905, leading to the organization of the Highland Mothers Club.
 
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2364.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations
Mary Katherine Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Mary Katherine Lee Marker
Women. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.163′ N, 85° 42.643′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherokee Parkway and Everett Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Cherokee Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisville Legion (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Artist of Confederacy (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 0.6 miles away); Highlands Neighborhood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor Thomas E. Bramlette (approx. ¾ mile away); Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sister Emily Cooper (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Highland Mothers Club / Mary Katherine Lee (Mrs. Robert A.) 1862-1947 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Highland Mothers Club / Mary Katherine Lee (Mrs. Robert A.) 1862-1947 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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