The National Park Service celebrates the accomplishments of Women throughout the year. Visit a multitude of park sites dedicated to Women's history and culture. View Museum exhibits, explore places associated with women's history, learn more through lesson plans, or read in-depth histories and interviews of famous women and how they shaped the United States.
Beyond celebrating Women’s History Month, the National Park Service has launched the Heritage Initiative Telling the Whole Story, Women and the Making of the United States which is increasing interpretation, collaboration with community organizations, and the production of scholarly documentation.
Please also explore Women's History Month, which highlights women's history through the programs of the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as well as the National Park Service.
People, Places & Stories
Pond Farm Pottery is significant under Criteria A and B at the national level of significance for the National Register in the areas of Art, Education, and Social History for its association with the Studio Pottery Movement and ceramist and teacher Marguerite Wildenhain who lived, worked, and taught at Pond Farm.Read More
Maggie L. Walker
The beloved African American community leader devoted her life to defeating racism, sexism, and economic oppression. Mrs. Walker chartered a bank, a newspaper, and a store 17 years before American women had the right to vote, and fostered black entrepreneurialism when Jim Crow laws threatened African American progress.Read More
Amelia Earhart's Birthplace
Born in Atchison, Kansas - her 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic was the first by a woman. Visit the house where she was born and raised, now in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.Read More
Ongoing restoration efforts of the Sewall-Belmont House, seen here, are funded in part by a National Park Service Save America's Treasures grant. The work in addition to general maintenance includes care for the collection of artifacts and photographs of the women's suffrage movement, and increasing handicap accessibility.Read More
Exploring a Common Past
Over the past four decades there have been major transformations in the study of American history. The concern for a more accurate and comprehensive view of women’s experiences is an aspect of scholarship which has dramatically changed the ways we look at the pastRead More
One of the first two white women to cross the continent overland, Whitman's journey proved that it was possible for women to cross the country on foot, opening the way for generations of emigrants who journeyed down the Oregon Trail. Her letters were published and widely read, influencing an entire generation of girls.Read More