National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites

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The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) is a non-profit that supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women’s contributions to history visible so that all women’s experiences and potential are fully valued.

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Augusta Chissell & Margaret Gregory Hawkins Pomeroy Marker Dedication

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A dedication ceremony of suffrage marker on the National Votes for Women Trail recognizing African American Suffrage Leaders, Augusta Chissell & Margaret Gregory Hawkins Pomeroy, occurred in Baltimore, MD on…

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Successful GoFundMe Campaign

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A sincere thank you who supported our GoFundMe campaign! Because of your support, and an incredible number of in kind donations by talented women, we reached our goal of creating…

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National Trust for Historic Preservation and Collaborative Partnership

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation has entered into a partnership with the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites to identify, save, and educate the public about American women’s history through women’s sites. Our…

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Frances Willard House

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Frances Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1879, and remained president until her death in…

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The $1 silver coins will be issued throughout 2020 — a year when Americans could elect their first female president
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Trump signs bill to honor women's suffrage
The $1 silver coins will be issued throughout 2020 — a year when Americans could elect their first female president
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While you’re driving down the road in Nevada, you will soon see a new set of historic markers to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage
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A number of Wilton based organizations are planning events in 2020 to recognize the centennial.
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The first Nevada suffrage marker was installed on 11/22 at the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, NV. The marker honors Marjorie Moore Brown whose work in the state’s second largest city in the center of the state proved vital to the state’s early success and important in the national campaign. The Mizpah Hotel provided meeting rooms for the suffrage league and hosted out of town suffrage speakers.
In 1912, the Nye County branch of the Nevada Equal Franchise Society (NEFS) organized and elected Brown press secretary. This responsibility included sending suffrage news briefs to local papers on a regular basis. The Tonopah Daily Bonanza opposed woman suffrage and never missed a chance to dismiss the voice of those who supported it. Nevertheless, Brown’s reputation and work kept the movement in the press. At the 1913 Nevada Equal Franchise Society meeting, Brown was elected second vice-president. Her support for Anne H. Martin’s state leadership became essential in 1913 when a split in the organization threatened to destabilize progress at a crucial time. Brown’s support maintained the county branch and the cohesion of the state organization. In 1914, the final year of the campaign, Brown was elected Third Vice-President of the NEFS. That fall, 70 percent of Nye County’s male voters voted yes and joined other counties to pass woman suffrage. Brown continued to support the national campaign and worked with two national organizations, the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the National Woman’s Party, for passage of suffrage in other states.
NCWHS board member Joanne Goodwin worked with representatives of the Hotel and with the Town Board to gain permission.
Front row (left to right) Professor Joanne Goodwin, Mizpah family representatives Elsie Cline Green and Ramsey Cline.
Back row: Molly Walt (Nevada Commission for Women); Marsha Cuccaro, Patti Bernard, and Mona Reno (Nevada women's history project); John McCormick (Mizpah Hotel); and Electra McGrath Skrzydlewski (Office of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto).