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November 9, 2017

State Woman Suffrage Celebrations Highlight March to 2020 National Anniversary

BY PAM ELAM State-by-state woman suffrage celebrations have begun and these efforts will lead up to the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26,…
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November 9, 2017

A New Perspective on Valley Forge

Do you think you know the whole story of Valley Forge? See NCWHS Board Member Ajena Rogers in her interpretation of Hanna Till, an enslaved African American who cooked for…
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November 9, 2017

Beyond John Wayne

Heather Huyck, Chair of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites published this piece about including women's stories in our narratives of "The West" in the edited volume Western Women: Their…
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Archives
November 9, 2017

Palmer Memorial Institute State Historic Site

Palmer Memorial Institute State Historic Site is located just 10 miles east of Greensboro NC off I-40/85, exit 135 in Sedalia, North Carolina. The state historic site preserves a school founded…
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November 9, 2017

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Hosts Town Hall on Women’s History

On March 27, 2012 US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar hosted a Town Hall discussion at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center as part of Interior's ongoing efforts to capture and tell a more…
Indiana Seminars Feature Women's History Archives
November 9, 2017

Indiana Seminars Feature Women’s History

July 3, 2012. This fall, the three recipients of Indiana Legal History Grants from Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Supreme Court will each make a presentation based on their research…
Lady Bird Johnson Head Start Archives
November 9, 2017

The National Archives Continues its Celebration of First Ladies’ Centennial

September 28, 2012. The National Archives continues its 2012 commemoration of the 100th birthdays of First Ladies Pat Nixon (March 16), and Lady Bird Johnson (December 22), with the concluding installment of…
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November 9, 2017

New Landmark Designations Honor Nation’s Cultural and Natural Heritage

October 17, 2012. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 26 national historic landmarks and one national natural landmark as places that possess exceptional value and quality…
From Petticoats to Policy: The NCWHS presents at the National Association for Interpretation workshop Archives
November 9, 2017

NCWHS presents at NAI

From Petticoats to Policy: The NCWHS presents at the National Association for Interpretation workshop On November 17, 2012, a NCWHS session at the National Association for Interpretation in Hampton, Virginia,…
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November 9, 2017

Gerda Lerner: An Appreciation

Those of us who are the intellectual granddaughters of Gerda Lerner deeply mourn her passing. We remember her determination, her energy, and her constant calling us to do still more—as…
NCWHS Organizational Member, Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail, opens exhibit Archives
November 9, 2017

NCWHS Organizational Member, Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail, opens exhibit

On January 10th, the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail exhibit, “How Splendid is our Past,” opened at the Arizona Capitol Museum in Phoenix.  NCWHS board member and historian Mary Melcher spoke…
Rosenwald School Archives
November 9, 2017

Student Nominates School for National Register

A fifteen-year-old high school student working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award presented her nomination of Buck Creek Rosenwald School for the National Register of Historic Places during a meeting…
Stowe House a National Historic Landmark Archives
November 9, 2017

Stowe House a National Historic Landmark

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Executive Director Katherine Kane announced on Tuesday, March 12th, that Stowe's Hartford, Connecticut, home is now designated as a National Historic Landmark. Kane noted,  "This honor from…
NCWHS & Wikipedia: Making Women's History More Visible Archives
November 9, 2017

NCWHS & Wikipedia: Making Women’s History More Visible

Spring 2013: The weak presence of women's history on Wikipedia—a consequence in part of the small number of women (fewer than 15%) who edit Wikipedia—has long been a topic of…
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November 9, 2017

Mitchell House Receives Preservation Award

NCWHS welcomes news from members of the Collaborative.  The following comes from Jascin N. Leonardo Finger, curator of the Maria Mitchell House (Nantucket, Mass) Archives and Special Collections, sharing word of…
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November 9, 2017

The National Historic Landmarks Program’s Women’s History Initiative

The text below comes to us from Caridad de la Vega, Historian at the National Historic Landmarks Program, and Alexandra Lord, Branch Chief/Historian at the National Park Service's National Historic Landmarks Program.  It…
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November 9, 2017

The Betsy Ross House unveils upholstery workshop

The NCWHS is pleased to welcome a new institutional member, Historic Philadelphia's Betsy Ross House.  In the article below, museum director Lisa Acker-Moulder describes an exciting new initiative there, to…
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November 9, 2017

Don’t Throw it Away: Documenting and Preserving Organizational History

by NCWHS board member Peg Strobel Charles Hounmenou from the Jane Addams College of Social Work, Peg Strobel, and Mary Powers from Citizens Alert with boxes headed for University of…
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November 9, 2017

Abigail Adams Birthplace Reopens after Extensive Renovations

We are pleased to welcome a new member site, the Abigail Adams Birthplace, to the Collaborative. The essay below -- by Michelle Coughlin, author of One Colonial Women's World(which is not about…
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November 9, 2017

Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

The NCWHS extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the remarkable Adrianne Wadewitz, an extraordinary leader among those of us who work to preserve and educate…
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November 9, 2017

Interpreting Gender and Sexuality at Historic Sites

This article is the first of a series reporting on the survey NCWHS conducted in Spring 2014 on “Interpreting Gender and Sexuality at Historic Sites.” Prompted by the events described…
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November 9, 2017

Women’s History Really is Everywhere

This article comes from NCWHS vice-president Lori Osborne (@EHC_Archivist), Archivist at the Evanston History Center, located in the Charles Gates Dawes House, a National Historic Landmark. The Evanston History Center and Lori were recently…
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November 9, 2017

Seeking LGBT Women Who Fought on the World War II Home Front

Near San Francisco, in Richmond, California, one of the industrial hubs of World War II has been preserved as Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park (www.nps.gov/rori).…
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November 9, 2017

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund campaign launches to break bronze ceiling in Central Park

November 12th marks the 199th anniversary of the birth of women's rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  In celebration, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc. announces its campaign…
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November 9, 2017

Many Voices: the Crane House, the Montclair YWCA, and telling the story of African American women’s history

We're delighted to welcome this guest post from Claudia B. Ocello, Project Manager for the Montclair YWCA Project, on the inspiring work being undertaken at the Crane House in Montclair, New Jersey--a terrific…
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November 9, 2017

In Memoriam: Dr. Jannelle Warren-Findley

The public history community is mourning the passing of Dr. Jannelle Warren-Findley, who passed away on February 4, 2015, in Arizona.  Jann was one of the founding directors of the…
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November 9, 2017

Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites

Women’s History Month program at the Evanston History Center to focus on interpreting LGBT history at museums and historic sites Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and families are…
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November 9, 2017

Oui, Madame…looking for French Architecture and Finding French Colonial Women

Today, Ste. Genevieve Missouri is no longer in sight of the Mississippi River but its French colonial architecture, its sense of itself as being French remain. The town is especially…
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November 9, 2017

Preservation documentation in the NPS

What is a Historic Structure Report?  As the National Park Service explains in Preservation Brief 43, "A historic structure report provides documentary, graphic, and physical information about a property's history and…
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November 9, 2017

National Historic Landmark Status

What does it mean to be a National Historic Landmark? If you have been following news of the NCWHS effort to add women's history content to the NHL program, you…
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November 9, 2017

Putting Women in the National Register of Historic Places

Getting women's history documented and findable in the National Register of Historic Places takes a little extra effort.  As Gretchen Brock, National Register & Survey Program Manager, has written in Preservation Posts (the…
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November 9, 2017

Applying Gender Theory to the Documentation and Management of Cultural Landscapes

Women's history is closely linked with gender issues, and gender theory can contribute to and enrich women's history scholarship and applications.  As Jill Cowley explains in this article, "Place and Gender:…
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November 9, 2017

Women’s History at the Hermitage: An Interpretive Case Study

Marsha Mullin, Vice President of Museum Services at The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson, participated in the NCWHS –sponsored panel at the OAH meeting in March 2011.  This presentation focused on…
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November 9, 2017

Teaching With Historic Places posts resources for Women’s History Month

Looking for a way to celebrate women's history month in the classroom? For Women's History Month, TwHP has posted a set of lesson plans designed to help educators of students in…
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November 9, 2017

Women’s History is Everywhere: 10 Ideas for Celebrating In Communities

Women’s History is Everywhere: 10 Ideas for Celebrating In Communities: A How-To Community Handbook, is a resource prepared by The President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History in 1999. Though…
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November 9, 2017

Domestic Servants at Van Buren’s Lindenwald

"Domestic service," Patricia West writes, "presented a problem to nineteenth-century Anglo-Americans. Political ideology celebrated republican equality and independence; 'servitude' and 'slavery' were metaphors for the worst political perils. Domestic ideology…
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November 9, 2017

Finding Women’s History in Unexpected Places

Every summer the NPS and similar organizations hire interns who get firsthand experience in what they do and how they operate. Last year, Mary Feitz worked in Omaha for the NPS Midwest Region National Historic Landmark Program where she…
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November 9, 2017

Telling the Whole Story

Under its Women's History Initiative, the National Park Service (NPS) seeks to "explore how the legacy of Women can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations."  NCWHS has collaborated…
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November 9, 2017

Women-centered issue of the National Park Service’s CRM magazine

Available on line, Placing Women in the Past is a special issue of the National Park Service's CRM magazine on women's history that included everyone from Massachusetts's cranberry bogs to Alaska's Klondike…
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November 9, 2017

Women’s Rights, Historic Preservation Sites

This map, titled "Women's Rights, Historic Sites: A Manhattan Map of Milestones," marks 120 Manhattan sites where significant figures in the history of women lived, worked or have been honored (with statues, plaques,…
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March 31, 2015

NCWHS board members speak at the National Archives

A joint program between the National Archive Experience and the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum was held at the McGowan Theater in Washington D.C. on March 31, 2015.  Part of the ongoing partnership…