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The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is Partnering with the National Votes for Women Trail

By August 10, 2020 No Comments

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is partnering with the National Votes for Women Trail to document suffrage sites around the country and the stories that go with them.

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) is hosting a brown bag webinar on Thursday, August 13 at noon EST, to introduce their partner, The National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT), and discuss how volunteers can join their effort.  The NVWT is a project of The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.  Its goal is to document at least 2020 sites on their mobile-friendly searchable map by then end of this year to honor the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment. A special emphasis is being placed on uncovering  the stories of underrepresented suffragists – women of color, women of different classes, women of different geographical regions, and men.  In support of this effort, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation of Syracuse, New York has donated a minimum of 250 historical roadside markers to highlight sites of particular importance in all of the continental United States.

“We are proud to be creating a body of knowledge that has never existed,” reported National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites President, Marsha Weinstein.  “We are grateful for our partnership with the WSCC that has funded our Project Coordinator, Dr. Denise Ireton, and her team of historians.”

To register for the webinar visit this link:   https://www.womensvote100.org/webinars

The Trailblazer webinar will be posted on nvwt.org after August 13.