Their Stories

For more than a century women of diverse backgrounds, education, and experiences have enriched and supported the mission of the NPS. Learn more about their lives, careers, and contributions with these short introductions. Come back often to "meet" more of these amazing women as their stories are added.

 

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Trailblazers

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    Rangers of the Roaring Twenties

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      Women Ranger Naturalists

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        Women Superintendents

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          The Story Tellers

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            Cultural Demonstrators

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              Women with US Park Police

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                Women Veterans

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                  Women Behind the Scenes

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                    To learn more about Women and the NPS Uniform, visit Dressing the Part: A Portfolio of Women's History in the NPS.


                    This research was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation.

                     
                    Three women superintendents. Ellen Lang wears the 1974 uniform with scarf, Sandra Hellickson-Key wears the 1970 women's uniform with hat, and Sherma Bierhaus wears the 1980s long-sleeve gray uniform shirt with green crosstie.

                    Last updated: July 31, 2022