January 17, 2020
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving some women the right to vote. To celebrate this anniversary, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is requesting help from the public. See below for more information on the National Trust and how you can help the organization with its celebration.
The National Trust is a private, nonprofit membership organization that works to save America’s historic places. As the United States approaches the 2020 celebration of the 19th Amendment, “Where Women Made History” aims to uncover and uplift the stories of female trailblazers whose vision, passion, and determination over the centuries have shaped us into the nation we are today. To that end, the National Trust is engaging the general public in crowdsourcing lesser-known sites where this important history took place. Participants are invited to submit a story and picture of a place connected to women’s history that matters to them. The goal: discover 1,000 places connected to women’s history, and elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate.
This year, as the United States celebrates the 100th anniversary of some women earning the right to vote, we at the National Trust want to tell the full history—to uncover and uplift women across the centuries whose vision, passion, and determination have shaped the country we are today. Our goal: discover 1,000 places connected to women’s history, and elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate.
But to do this, we need your help. What places have you encountered where women made history? They can be famous or unknown, protected or threatened, existing or lost. No matter their condition or status, these places matter, and we encourage you to share them with the world.
Have a place you’d like to share? Submit a photo and a short description at https://savingplaces.org/where-women-made-history. Thank you for helping us tell the full American story!