Integrating Women's History Workshop

2011 NCWHS/NPS Workshop

The National Collaborative for Women's History Sites offers workshops designed to enhance historic interpretation and programming at a range of historic sites, the workshop provided an overview of site-based women’s history, its importance, and the benefits of incorporating it into existing interpretation, preservation, and research. This workshop can be offered for your organization as well. Contact us for details.

This workshop can be a productive addition to conferences.  In summer 2011, for instance, the NCWHS held a very successful pre-conference workshop on integrating women's history prior to the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 9-12.  The 2-1/2 day training workshop was held in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst immediately prior to the Conference.  We are pleased to provide, by way of example, some video clips from the 2011 workshop.

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Links to the Video

Videos from the workshop are broken into six segments. To view a segment, make a selection from the list below:

  • Segment 1: Introduction [length: 19:23]
  • Segment 2: Lois Brown, professor of English, Mount Holyoke College, "A Woman's Place: Gender Matters and Historical Sites" [length: 37:27]
  • Segment 3: Cheryl Ganz, Chief Curator of Philately, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, "Doing Women's History in Unexpected Places" [length: 31:03]
  • Segment 4: Heather Huyck, President, National Collaborative for Women's History Sites, "Integrating Women's History at Historic Sites" [length: 43:13]
  • Segment 5: Patricia West, Curator, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, "Interpreting Everybody at Your Site" [length: 21:31]
  • Segment 6: Open Discussion after "Using Tangible Resources to Do Women's History" with Dr. Christine Arato, National Park Service, Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, professor of anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Dr. Barbara Howe, Director emerita of Women's Studies and History at West Virginia University [length: 18:44]

Segment 1: Introduction 


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