[graphic header] Celebrate Women's History Month: A National Register of Historic Places Feature
[photo collage] Images clockwise from bottom left: Women parading in the West, Ella Fitzgerald, Navajo Nation woman, WAAC recruiting poster

[graphic] March 2001

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 Preservation Office

[graphic] Featured Properties

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

Azurest South

Piney Point Coast Guard Light Station

Rachel Carson Home

Willa Cather Properties in Webster County, Nebraska


[Photo] Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury, CT. - highlighted in the From Canterbury to Little Rock lesson plan
Courtesy of the Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury, Connecticut.

[graphic] Publications

Teaching 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.


Titles include:

Travel Itineraries
Travel to historic places that tell the fascinating stories of women in various professions including educators, artists, inventors, business leaders, and philanthropists.


[photo] Lookout Studio in Grand Canyon National Park, designed by architect Mary J. Colter. Click here for a high resolution version
Photograph by Linda McClelland
[graphic] History in the Parks

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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.

National Park Service Uniforms: Breeches, Blouses, and Skirts 1918-1991
The National 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.

Places 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.

National 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.

Library 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.

National 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 | Mary Colter | Willa Cather | Other Featured Properties
NR HOME | NPS Links to the Past

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