Women’s History Introduction

The National Park Service Women’s History Initiative projects explore how the legacy of women can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations. The National Park Service, as a storyteller of our nation’s past, is committed to connecting and amplifying the stories of women’s contributions throughout national parks and communities across the United States. This website highlights projects undertaken by National Park Service parks and programs as part of the Service’s commitment to telling women’s history.

Projects vary from increased interpretation, collaboration with community organizations, and the production of scholarly documentation. The National Historic Landmarks Program study, Civil Rights in America: A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites [PDF 3.2 MB] included topics related to the history of minority groups within the United States and recommended additional studies to assist the National Park Service with telling the civil rights stories related to these groups. Researching and telling the stories of civil rights connects such stories with the full experience of people’s lives.

Last updated: March 15, 2016