The National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (NCWHS) was created in October 2001 by representatives of more than 20 historical sites linked to American women and some 20 others from organizations devoted to preserving women's history.
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Board of Directors
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
updated March 14, 2017
Nupur Chaudhuri, President
Nupur is professor of history at Texas Southern University in Houston. Her dissertation is in French history; she has published in the areas of French, U.S., Indian, and British Empire history. More >
Pam Elam, Vice President
Pam made her first public speech in support of Women's Rights in 1964 when she was 13 years old and has been organizing for women ever since, first in her home state of Kentucky and then in New York. Pam is cochair of the NCWHS Women's Heritage Trails Committee and has a Master's Degree in Women's History from Sarah Lawrence College. More >
Lori Osborne, Vice President for Operations
Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center and the Director of the Evanston Women's History Project. More >
Lucienne Beard, Treasurer
Lucienne Beard has been active with the Alice Paul Institute since 1994, first as a volunteer and board director and later as a member of the non-profit’s first professional staff. More >
Margaret (Peg) Strobel, Assistant Treasurer
Margaret (Peg) Strobel is professor emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and former director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, also at UIC. More >
Lynn Y. Weiner, Secretary
Lynn is University Historian and Professor of History at Roosevelt University of Chicago, where she was also dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for 12 years. Her undergraduate degree in history is from the University of Michigan and she holds a PhD in American Studies from Boston University. More >
Nancy Baird Brown
Nancy Baird Brown is a second career elementary teacher with a passion for women’s history. Brown grew up in the same town, and on the same street, as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but was not taught anything about her. More >
Antonia I. Castañeda
Chicana feminist historian Antonia I. Castañeda was born in Crystal City, Tejas, and raised in Washington State. She received her BA at Western Washington State College, her MA at the University of Washington, and her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Stanford University. More >
Erin Krutko Devlin
Erin Krutko Devlin is an Assistant Professor of History at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She teaches courses in American history, public history, museum studies, and public memory. More >
Joanne L. Goodwin
Joanne L. Goodwin is a Professor of History and Director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV. Her first book and several articles focused on the intersection of gender and welfare policy. More >
Nancy Hewitt worked for the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park in summer 1982, a year after receiving her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught in History and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida, Duke University and Rutgers University, from which she retired in 2013. More >
Barb Howe is retired from West Virginia University, where she taught women’s history and women’s studies and directed the Public History Program and the Center for Women’s Studies. More >
Yolanda Chavez Leyva
Yolanda Chavez Leyva (Ph.D., History, University of Arizona, 1999) was born and raised in the Ciudad Juarez/El Paso area. She serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of History and as Director of the Institute of Oral History and the Borderlands Public History Lab. More >
Pam Sanfilippo is the Education Specialist at Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas, one of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. More >
Marsha Weinstein is a civic activist with a passion for women’s history and girl leadership development. She is the cofounder and vice president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, and founder and president of the recently established Patty Smith Hill and Mildred Jane Hill Happy Birthday Park. More >
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Meet the organizational members of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites.
Kate Mullany National Historic Site
The Kate Mullany National Historic Site is the home of Kate Mullany, the founder and leader of America's first bona fide all women's union, the Troy Collar Laundry Union (1864) and the first woman to serve as an officer of a national union.
Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House
The Grace Hudson Museum is an art, history and anthropology museum focusing on the lifeworks of nationally admired artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) and her husband, self-trained anthropologist, Dr. John Hudson (1857-1936).
Clara Barton National Historic Site
The Clara Barton National Historic Site tells the story of the early American Red Cross and its founder Clara Barton (1821-1912) through museum objects, library and archival material, and associated records.
Arizona Women's Heritage Trail
The Arizona Women's Heritage Trail is a legacy project that links women's history to historic sites throughout the state, educates the general public about women's leadership, contributions, and experiences, and increases state tourism.
Evanston Woman's History Project
The Evanston Woman's History Project (EWHP) is a three year creative collaboration effort with the Evanston History Center, the Woman's Club of Evanston, Shorefront and the Evanston/North Shore YMCA.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was the author of the internationally famous groundbreaking anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in book form in 1852. A member of the activist Beecher family, Stowe published more than 30 books, as well as sketches and articles, many dealing with the roles of women. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center consists of an historic house museum, program center, and research library.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
The site commemorates the life of Maggie Lena Walker (1867-1934), an African American woman who achieved success in the business and finance worlds as the first female founder and president of a chartered bank in the United States.
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site features Lindenwald, home and farm of eighth President Martin Van Buren.
Mary McCloud Bethune Council House NHS
Mary McLeod Bethune grew up amidst the poverty and oppression of the Reconstruction South, yet rose to prominence as an educator, presidential advisor, and political activist.
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation Historic Home
The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation conducts programs relating to the major work of Gage: women's rights, abolition, religious freedom and separation of church and state, and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) influence on women's rights.
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
The Maria Mitchell Association was founded in 1902 to preserve the birthplace and ideals of America's first woman astronomer, Maria Mitchell (1818-89). She discovered a telescopic comet and was the first American (and the first woman) to be awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark.
National Women's History Project
The National Women's History Project celebrates and recognizes the historic achievements of women. As the organization that spearheaded the movement for National Women's History Month, NWHP provides information, referrals, and materials related to all aspects of US women's history.
Pearl S. Buck House and Historic Site
The site, located in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, tells the story of Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, activist, and humanitarian.
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front NHP
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park celebrates the stories of countless Americans of all ages and backgrounds whose work and sacrifices on the home front -- in Richmond, California, and across the nation -- helped achieve victory in World War II
Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
Early in the 20th century, Sewall-Belmont House and Museum became the headquarters of the historic National Woman's Party, founded by suffragist Alice Paul. Today it operates as a nonprofit museum and research library.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
At Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Massachusetts, workers for nearly two centuries developed, tested, manufactured, repaired, and stored United States Army rifles and small arms. During World War I and II women workers contributed greatly to the Armory's efforts, making rifle components and assembling weapons that American soldiers carried into battles worldwide.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site was the childhood home of Julia Dent, who became Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant in 1848. While the site is named after the 18th president, park interpretation includes Julia Dent Grant, as well as the enslaved men and women who labored on the farm during Mrs. Grant's father's ownership.
Women's Rights National Historical Park
Women's Rights National Historical Park preserves sites in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, N.Y. associated with the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention. Park visitor center exhibits, a 30-minute orientation film, Dreams of Equality, and ranger-led Wesleyan Chapel tours are available daily.
Woman Suffrage Media Project
Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. is an award-winning editor, writer and principal of Robert Cooney Graphic Design. Co-editor of “The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the United States,” he has concentrated on America’s activist history of grassroots social change. In 1993 he began the Woman Suffrage Media Project, which included in depth research into how American women won the right to vote.
Bonniebrook Historical Society
Bonniebrook is the historic homestead property of Rose Cecil O'Neill (1874-1944), who was an extraordinary artist, author, activist, suffragist, and philanthropist.
Susan B. Anthony House
The Susan B. Anthony House was the home of the social reformer and women's rights campaigner for over 40 years, from 1866 until her death in 1906. It was here, in the front parlor, where she was arrested for voting in 1872.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington was born in 1732 on the Washington family plantation at Popes Creek. This 550 acre site located on the banks of the Potomac River, once a main route to England tells the story of an 18th century British colonial tobacco farm where generations of the Washington family worked with free, indentured, and enslaved African American workers.
Indiana Women's History Association, Incorporated
Women active in Indiana's ratification of the Federal Equal Rights Amendment, fearful of the loss of their contributions to the greater women's movement, founded the Indiana Women's History Archives (now Association) in 1984.
Maryland Women's History Project
The Maryland Women’s History Project was begun in 1980 as a joint venture of the Maryland Commission for Women and the Maryland State Department of Education. Each year after that, an educational kit about Maryland Women’s History and contributions was developed, each focusing on a different area of women’s accomplishments, and distributed to every school and library in the State.
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace
The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, recently restored and opened in the spring of 2010, is the childhood home of the legendary pioneering feminist and human rights leader, who worked tirelessly to gain the vote for women.
- Kate Mullany National Historic Site