The National Register of Historic
Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical
accomplishments of American women during Women's History Month. As part of the
celebration, this site showcases historic properties listed
in the National Register, National Register publications,
and National Park units commemorating the events and people,
the designs and achievements that help illustrate the contribution of women to
the Nation's history. Join the National Register in paying tribute to the many
women who have made an impact in our past.
Pavelka Farmstead, one of the properties associated with author Willa Cather in
Webster County, Nebraska
Photograph courtesy of Nebraska State Historic
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
Piney Point Coast Guard Light
Rachel Carson Home
Cather Properties in Webster County, Nebraska
Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury, CT. - highlighted in the
From Canterbury to Little Rock lesson plan|
the Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury, Connecticut.
with Historic Places
This program offers a series of award-winning
lesson plans that use places listed in the National Register to enliven the study
of history, social studies, and geography. TwHP has ready-to-use lesson plans,
available for free downloading, that examine important aspects of women's history.
Travel to historic places that tell the fascinating stories of women in various
professions including educators, artists, inventors, business leaders, and philanthropists.
- Places Where
Women Made History
This itinerary highlights 74 historic properties
in Massachusetts and New York that are associated with women's history.
the Underground Railroad
Learn about Harriet
Tubman, Harriet Beecher
Stowe, and Amanda Foster,
three heroic women who furthered the efforts of the Underground Railroad movement.
- We Shall Overcome:
Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
Learn about Mary
Church Terrell, Elizabeth
Harden Gilmore, Ida
B. Wells, and Juanita
Craft, courageous women who were leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.
A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
Women's City Club,
and meet Eleanor Ford,
and Mary Chase Perry
to discover more about women's history in Detroit.
A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
rich history includes the contributions of the city's women including Mother
Seton and the educators and students at Eastern
Female High School.
DC: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
our Nation's Capital to learn about one of America's most influential black women,
Mary McLeod Bethune,
Civil Rights activist Mary
Church Terrell, the Daughters
of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall, and the Sewall-Belmont
House--historic headquarters of the National Women's Party.
Lookout Studio in Grand Canyon National Park, designed by architect
Mary J. Colter. Click here for a high resolution
Photograph by Linda McClelland
Interpreting Women's History
in the National Park Service
This publication focuses on what women's
history is, the current status of women's history in the national parks, new ways
for scholars of women's history and NPS staff to work together, and the role of
the National Park Service in the preservation, commemoration, and interpretation
of the history of American women.
National Capital Parks--Central
The National Park Service invites you to explore your heritage with a series of
programs at the National Mall, Ford's Theatre, and the Old Post Office Tower.
Visit national memorials and historic sites to learn the stories of women and
their unique contributions to American History. Please call 202-426-6841 or 202-426-6924
for more information on the March programs celebrating women's history.
Park Service Uniforms: Breeches, Blouses, and Skirts 1918-1991
Park Service has, for most of its existence, been a male dominated organization.
Women's role in the Service was never clearly defined until the 1960's, at which
time a Victorian mentality prevailed, treating them as objects to be protected,
instead of the ranger status to which they aspired. This on-line book tells the
story of those women who fought to achieve their goal of equality with their male
counterparts not only as rangers, but as rangers with the right to wear the appropriate
attire to perform the job.
Where Women Made History
This travel itinerary highlights historic properties
in Massachusetts and New York that are associated with the varied aspects women's
history. You will learn about the accomplishments of many American women who made
outstanding contributions to education, government, medicine, the arts, commerce,
women's suffrage and the early civil rights movement.
Register Information System
Since its inception in 1966, nearly 73,000
properties have been listed in the National Register. Together these files hold
information on nearly one million individual resources--buildings, sites, districts,
structures, and objects--and therefore provide a link to the country's heritage
at the national, state, and local levels. Search by name, location, agency, or
theme to locate National Register properties associated with women's history.
of Congress: Built in America (HABS/HAER)
The Historic American Buildings
Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections
document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States
through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies,
including sites related to women's history. Searches on keywords like "women's
rights," "women," or "rights," will provide information on an array of associated
sites. Also try searching on women architects such as Mary Colter, Julia Morgan,
Marion Mahoney Griffin; or on famous women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Maggie
Walker. Most of the site documentations have publication-quality drawings and
photographs, as well as historical data. Furthermore, the Historic American Buildings
Survey website provides a brief history of the Sewall-Belmont
House, home to the National Woman's Party since 1929.
Women's History Project
The National Women's History Project is a non-profit
organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and historic
accomplishments of women by providing information and educational material and
programs. The goal of the NWHP is to "make history" accurate by recognizing
and celebrating women's contributions through its current and future projects.
Women's History Month 2000 and
Women's History Month 1999
For more information about Women's History related
sites listed in the National Register, please visit these past features.
Women's History Home
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