Are you planning a suffrage centennial? This summer, the National Women’s History Project will begin expanding its website to make it a digital hub for information about women’s history. The goal is to leverage work around the nation and expand the impact of women’s history on an individual, local, state, and national level. If you’d like to be included in this digital hub, email your contact information along with a firty-word description of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal is to have the information online by the end of the summer of 2014. Network members will organize planning meetings throughout the country to develop plans for promoting women’s history. Contact the National Women’s History Project, 730 Second Street #469, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 http://www.nwhp.org (707) 636-2888.
Although statues and memorials can be expensive for suffrage centennials, it’s always possible to build a movement around the fundraising and all the associated stages up to and including the unveiling. Plenty of examples are out there. One excellent example is the statue of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass having tea, just down the street from the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, NY. A nearby plaque suggests the dynamic process that transformed this small park into a tourist destination.
See article about the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in New York State History Blog by Marguerite Kearns
Photo: The statue, “Lets Have Tea,” featuring Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony having tea, is in a small park down the street from the Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY.