The city of New York’s public art initiative will commission artworks honoring women’s history. The mayor and the Department of Cultural Affairs, has committed up to $10 million over the next four years to fund new permanent public monuments and other works.The “She Built NYC” initiative kicked off on June 20 with a call for nominations of women or historical events that significantly impacted New York City. Members of the public made nearly 2,000 suggestions. The city will narrow the list to five finalists for commemoration. An advisory panel will help match the women, group of women, or event to a public site.
A NIGHT IN SUFFRAGE WHITE
The Alice Paul Institute in New Jersey is celebrating Women’s Equality Day by hosting “A Night in Suffrage White” on Saturday, August 25, 2018— a day before the holiday commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment. Attendees are asked to wear all-white in honor of the suffragists. The event, which started in 2017, is BYO everything, from tables to chairs to dinner. The cost to attend will go to girls’ leadership programs at API. Tickets are $20 per person but can only be purchased in groups of four, six, eight, 10 or 12, so gather friends together to celebrate 98 years of US women having the right to vote.The pop-up dinner will be held at Paulsdale, in New Jersey, a National Historic Landmark that was the home of Alice Paul, a major leader in the women’s suffrage movement. The Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale is located at 128 Hooten Road, Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. As 2020 and the national women’s suffrage centennial approaches, there is more interest than ever in those on the ground who witnessed and participated in this fascinating part of history. Find out what Marguerite Kearns has to say about growing up as the descendant of suffrage activists—Edna Buckman Kearns and Wilmer Kearns, her grandparents. Follow Marguerite on Suffrage Wagon News Channel that has been publishing since 2009.
CALL OF THE WILD—
Zoe Nicholson is celebrating her 70th birthday and she’s hearing the call of the wild. Give her a visit at MissAlicePaul.com The above clip from her email message urges friends to visit the SuffrageCentennials.com web site. We’re rooting for the terrific work Zoe has been doing with her theatrical piece about suffrage activist Alice Paul.
JOIN THE WORK OF PROMOTING WOMEN’S HISTORY SITES:
The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) invites new members. Founded in 2001, NCWHS supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American life.
MEMBER BENEFITS—Women’s Sites are the focus!
Receive a copy of the published guides: Women’s History: Sites and Resources and Revealing Women’s History: Best Practices at Historic Sites.
- Participate in the online member directory, viewable only by members and includes name, site and email contact information.
- Access new member services as they are developed, including members-only content and a members’ forum.
- Showcase your work on our website. We regularly post news from member sites on our homepage and on social media, and welcome news and contributions from members.
- Enjoy exclusive access to NCWHS webinars and online workshops and other professional development opportunities to learn more about doing women’s history at historic sites.
- Attend the NCWHS annual member meeting, held either online or in conjunction with a national conference in a related field.
- Present your research at sessions NCWHS organizes at the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), National Council on Public History (NCPH), Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the Organization of American Historians (OAH), and other national and regional conferences.
- Become an active part of a national network of individuals, organizations and sites that share resources and promote the cause and each other.
- NCWHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your membership and any other gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites
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The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) is involved in developing a nationwide Woman Suffrage Trail to commemorate the national suffrage centennial in 2020. The Woman Suffrage Trail will highlight each state’s role in the suffrage movement and collect material that will be included in a national digital map. This will augment national trails that have already been developed, not only walking and driving trails, but also educational websites, exhibitions and women’s history publications.
Examples of women’s heritage trails
•Places Where Women Made History http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/pwwmh/
•Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail http://www.womensheritagetrail.org/
•Maryland Women’s Heritage Centerhttp://mdwomensheritagecenter.publishpath.com/heritage-trail
•Florida Women’s Heritage Trailhttp://dos.myflorida.com/historical/preservation/heritage-trails/womens-heritage-trail/
•New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/WHTrail_Book.pdf
•Augusta, Maine Women’s History Trail http://dll.umaine.edu/historytrail/
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