The public roles of women in Cuyahoga Valley reflect their diverse and evolving roles in society at large. In preparation for the national park’s 50th anniversary in 2024-25, park staff are delving deeper into the valley’s past. We are looking to tell a more balanced history, one that reflects the contributions of many. Return here to see what stories we’ve uncovered.
Celebrating the 19th Amendment
During this centennial year, Jennie Vasarhelyi reflects on the contributions of women to three national park sites in Northeast Ohio.
Memorialized at Brecksville Reservation in the 1920s, Keeler was a Cleveland educator, botanist, author, suffragist, and lover of nature.
Honoring Harriet Keeler in Brecksville
Get the backstory on how some of the first public parkland in Cuyahoga Valley was preserved in honor of this remarkable professional woman.
Learning to Farm
Listen to past and present Countryside Initiative farmers talk about how they learned to farm.
Raising a Farm Family
Listen to valley residents talk about roles in their farm families in the early-to-mid 1900s.
One-room School in Everett
Helyn Fiedler Toth and her childhood friend Marjorie Osborne Morgan recall attending the one-room school in Everett.
Sojourner Truth's 1851 “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech in nearby Akron became one of the most famous women’s rights speeches in American history.
Girl Scout Ranger 19th Amendment Patch
Learn about the Girl Scout Ranger 19th Amendment Patch Program and this limited-edition commemorative patch for Girl Scouts.
Last updated: September 9, 2020