Mary McLeod Bethune's Legacy

Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women.

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month

Join the National Park Service for a month-long program series celebrating the women who helped shape our history.

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Reading Ranger Family Story Time

Reading Ranger Family Story Time

Join us every Monday for a fun story time and craft!

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Be A Junior Ranger

Be A Junior Ranger

"Explore, Learn, and Protect!" Become a Mary McLeod Bethune Junior Ranger today!

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Interact and Connect

Interact and Connect

From multimedia to social media, interact and connect with the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site online.

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The Sites of National Capital Parks-East

The Sites of National Capital Parks-East

Check out the incredible diversity of National Capital Parks-East sites. Natural, Cultural, Historical, and Recreational, we have it all.

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National Park Service Cenntenial

National Park Service Centennial

On August 25, 2016 the National Park Service turns 100! What will you do to celebrate?

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The NPS is seeking a second round of nominations for the Federal Advisory Commission of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Seeking Nominees for Federal Advisory Commission

The NPS is again seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for appointment to the Federal Advisory Commission for this historic site.

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