Archives Relocated to Museum Resource Center
The National Park Service (NPS) has relocated the National Archives for Black Women’s History collection from Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site to the NPS’s Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland. More »
On-street parking is limited, public transportation suggested. Nearest Metros are the U Street and McPherson Square stations. Please be aware street sweeping occurs on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30am, further limiting parking during that time. More »
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS provides a wide variety of materials and activities that can be reinforced in a classroom. Visit our Parks as Classrooms page for more details.
The Bethune Council House can also provide Rangers from the park to conduct off-site programs at schools, universities, etc. in the Washington, D.C. area. Contact us by phone at 202-673-2402 or by email to learn about availability.
VIDEO: Melissa Green, 2013 Teacher Ranger Teacher
Melissa Green, a Fairfax County Public Schools Teacher, came to the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS in 2013 through the National Park Service Teacher Ranger Teacher program. While she was with us, she developed two of the lesson plans we now have available: "The Mary McLeod Bethune Virtual Experience" and "Negro League Baseball and its Connection to Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune."
Ms. Green made a video talking about Mary McLeod Bethune and her experiences as a Teacher Ranger Teacher at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS.
Learn more about the National Park Service Teacher Ranger Teacher program.
Did You Know?
The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Statue, in Lincoln Park in Washington, DC, was the first statue erected to a woman or African American of honor. The 17-foot-high bronze statue shows Bethune handing off her sum of learning to two children, representing the next generation of African Americans.