BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Women's History’

  • Boston Marriage. Lovers. Lesbians. Roommates. Regardless of the label applied, interpreting “female friendship” within the context of LGBT history remains a challenge. Hosted by the Women’s History Affinity Group, this discussion and Q&A centers on how to approach this topic in your museum or site through best practices and case studies. Chair: Rebecca Price, President/CEO, […]

  • Detroit’s story reflects our own. Collectively and individually, we are constantly evolving, embracing new opportunities, and reacting to forces beyond our control. Navigating these contemporary challenges, while facing an unpredictable future, requires periodically re-thinking our direction.  In doing so, we rely on the past for context, examples, and inspiration. The role of a public historian […]

  • 2015 Online Conference  Thursday, September 17 10:00-11:15am We Can Do It! Uncovering Women’s History Together Do you want to increase access to women’s history and discover diverse and untold stories within your community? This session explores research and access to women’s history through a series of firsthand accounts and offers practical techniques to integrate women’s […]

  •   While introducing the topic of religion into regular museum tours can be tricky, there are some site histories that require some mention in order to fully understand the influence that faith had on that specific family or event. One such museum that deals with the issue of religion for that reason is Surratt House […]

  • This annotated bibliography of work on the interpretation of women’s history aims to gather together some of the most relevant scholarship on the interpretation of women’s history in museums and at historic sites. It was prepared by graduate students Ariane Davisson at UMass & Jessica French at Middle Tennessee State University (with assistance from the National […]

  • LISTEN: This panel discussion focused on the role of the First Lady of the United States. Panelists discussed the contributions, both individually and collectively, that our First Ladies made while living in the White House and how their legacies continue long after a presidential administration. Key takeaway messages : The shared roles as White House […]

  • For over two decades scholars, educators, and visitors have been asking, “Why don’t we hear more about women’s stories at National Park sites Where are the women’s stories in the National Park Service?” On December 10 and 11, 2012, through a partnership of the National Park Service and the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS), more than fifty women and men […]

  • Several years ago, the National Collaborative for Women‘s History Sites (NCWHS), in partnership with the National Park Service Northeast Region, asked historic sites to nominate themselves as Best Practice Sites — those that exemplify ways to best preserve and interpret the past of half the human race: women and girls. We received numerous nominations and […]

  • Featuring forty American women’s history sites plus travel itineraries and teaching plans Women’s History: Sites and Resources is a guide to sites in the United States devoted to the experiences and accomplishments of American women, from Jane Addams’s Hull House in Chicago and the Women’s Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, to the National […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Carolyn McKinstry delivered a special presentation for the AASLH conference at the 16th Street Baptist Church. McKinstry was present on September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham when white racists bombed the church. Carolyn’s four young friends were killed. As a teenager, she felt her “calling” by attending […]