The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women's contributions to history visible so that all women's experiences and potential are fully valued. Support our efforts by becoming a member. Learn more >

NCWHS Tour of Women’s Historic Sites in New York State

The Research and Interpretation Committee of the NCWHS has organized a tour of historic sites in New York State for May 29–June 1, 2017. The impetus for the tour was the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, held every three years in the United States. This year’s conference is at Hofstra University and offers hundreds of panels, workshops, roundtable and seminars over four days, June 1–4.  Heather Huyck, chair of the R&I Committee, and Nancy Hewitt, a member of that committee and recently retired professor of women’s history, organized the tour. They will help lead the tour alongside the experienced tour guide, Kathleen Pond of TerreVive Travel. 

The tour will begin in Rochester, New York, at the Susan B. Anthony House; and participants can also visit her grave site where thousands of women and men placed I voted stickers on Election Day.  We will then travel to the nearby Ganondagan Historic Site, once home to the Seneca Indian Nation. We will then spend an afternoon and evening in Seneca Falls and tour a number of sites there. The next day, we will visit the Harriet Tubman site in Auburn, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s hometown of Johnstown, and end the day at Val-kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s retreat on the Hudson River.  On our final day, we’ll tour the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

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Tears of Joy

National Park Service Recommends Landmark Status for Pauli Murray Home

Tears of JoyOctober 24, 2016. Brenda Coakley and Chandra Guinn Board members of the Pauli Murray Center react (at right) to the unanimous vote by the National Park Service History Committee of the Secretary of the Interior's Advisory Board to recommend that the Pauli Murray family home in Durham North Carolina become a National Historic Landmark. The full Secretary of The Interior's Advisory Board will meet in Philadelphia in November. We hope—and expect—they will also support this nomination and that the Secretary of The Interior Sally Jewell will designate it a National Historic Landmark before the next presidential administration. (View the Nomination. Click on photos for larger images.)

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Watch the Video: 2011 Integrating Women's History Workshop!

NCWHS/NPS WorkshopWatch the Video!

2011 Integrating Women's
History Workshop

The National Collaborative for Women's History Sites just held its successful workshop on integrating women's history prior to this year's Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 9-12.

Couldn't make the workshop? Sit back and enjoy the video! Read more >