2016–2017 NCWHS Annual Meeting

You are invited to our 2016-17 Annual Meeting—no travel involved! The National Collaborative for Women's History Sites is holding its Annual Member Meeting on Monday, September 25th from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time.  

This year, our speaker will be historian Judith Wellman and the title of her talk is Women’s History Trails: Why Are They Important? Wellman suggests that now, more than ever, women's heritage trails are important:

  1. For us as citizens. These sites speak directly to our core identity as citizens of this country and this world. In this time of turmoil, these sites help us focus on our founding ideal, “that all men [and women] are created equal.” What did that mean to women and men who worked for woman suffrage? What does it mean to us today?
  2. For us as educators/interpreters. These sites take people to where history happened. By combining tactile and kinesthetic learning, they reach people in ways that reading and visual learning alone cannot.
  3. For us as concerned community members. These sites help shape and re-shape our sense of ourselves in our local communities. They also offer economic possibilities through heritage tourism.

Wellman has spent her life as a citizen historian, working on issues of equality that connect past with present. She focuses on local people and places that formed the roots of national movements for equal rights, especially abolitionism and women’s rights. She has.worked extensively with historic sites relating to women’s rights, African American life, and the Underground Railroad. 

NCWHS board members will also share brief comments regarding our recent accomplishments and discuss future plans. And we will leave time for questions at the end.

To register for the meeting, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To join NCWHS use the link here. If you are uncertain about your membership status, we will check it upon registration for the meeting. Call-in information and the NCWHS Annual Report will be sent to registrants ahead of time. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Nupur Chaudhuri, NCWHS President

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