National Portrait Gallery Exhibition Marks 100 Years of Girl Scouts11 Jan 2012
Here’s a tip for our readers in the Washington-Baltimore metro area: this year, the National Portrait Gallery commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America with a special exhibition on Juliette Gordon Low, the Savannah, Georgia native who founded the American Girl Guides – a name later changed to “Girl Scouts” – on March 12, 1912. The exhibition runs until January 6, 2013, in the beautifully renovated National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
This exhibition is especially close to the heart of the Murthy Law Firm. Our founder and president, Sheela Murthy, is a long-time supporter of the Girl Scouts, and gives generously of her time, talent, and treasure to promote this important work. She actively serves on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, providing able and enthusiastic leadership as Board President. Murthy leads by example, inspiring girls with her own life story: her rise from humble beginnings in India to graduate first in her class at Harvard Law School – the hard work and struggles that have made Murthy the brilliantly successful woman entrepreneur and philanthropist that she is today. “You can do it!” Murthy tells them, through hard work, self-confidence, and unflagging personal drive – the very values Girl Scouting imparts to millions of girls around the world, and right here in Maryland.
For 100 years, the Girl Scouts have helped to unlock the potential of America’s girls and young women, and our society is immeasurably richer for it. Help celebrate the centennial of a great American institution – check out the Juliette Gordon Low exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery! Further information is available on the Smithsonian Institution website, at www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhlow.html.