Sustaining the American Spirit"
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.
Film still picturing actress Marietta Canty (left) with Marlene
Dietrick in The Lady is Willing|
Photograph from Marietta Canty Collection
at John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center
Archibald Borden House, c. 1868. - highlighted in theThe
Battle of Prairie Grove lesson plan|
Courtesy of the Prairie
Grove Battlefield State Park.
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, Amanda Foster,
Sally Wilson, Mary
Johnson, and Sophia Clemens--heroic
women who furthered the efforts of the Underground Railroad movement.
Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
about Modjeska Monteith Simkins,
Daisy Bates, Mary
Church Terrell, Elizabeth
Harden Gilmore, Ida
B. Wells, and Juanita
Craft, courageous women who were leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.
Find out more about the Women's
Civic Improvement Club and Alice Applegate
Peil, an early educator and the first female school principal in the early
settlements of southern Oregon.
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.
Clara Barton National Historic Site|
National Park Service photograph
courtesy of Clara Barton NHS
Eleanor Roosevelt: American
This dynamic new website celebrates Eleanor Roosevelt, niece
of President Theodore Roosevelt and the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor helped transform the role of First Lady and became a champion of domestic
social reform, economic justice, and human rights. The website includes virtual
tours of historic places associated with the former First Lady, and numerous images
of fascination museum objects.
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.
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
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 2001, 2000,
For more information about Women's History
related sites listed in the National Register, please visit these past features.
Angelus Temple | Marietta
Canty House | Nan Wood Honeyman
House | Clara
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