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 »
Front Facade Restoration Work
Through March 2014, exterior historic restoration work will be underway on the front facade. The contractors will be repairing and replacing rotten wood fixtures identified by NPS historic preservation architects. When visiting the home please use caution
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 »
Teaching With Historic Places Curriculum
We have the privilege to be the focus of a Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan titled: The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite for Change.
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.
To quote from the Plan:
Visit the The Teaching with Historic Places homepage. It contains over 135 online lesson plans on a wide variety of topics.
Did You Know?
Eleanor Roosevelt twice came to Daytona Beach, Florida, as the guest of Mary McLeod Bethune. She stayed in Mrs. Bethune's home on the campus of the Bethune-Cookman College.