Tell the Full American Story
We are uncovering and uplifting women across the centuries whose vision, passion, and determination have shaped the country we are today.
Find 1,000+ Places
Your contributions helped illuminate more than 1,000 places connected to women’s history. Thank you for helping elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate!
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In 2020, the United States commemorated the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, providing an important opportunity to celebrate the place of women in American history. While history, of course, is complicated, and voting rights for many women continued to be denied because of discriminatory practices, we at the National Trust wanted 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.
When we started the crowdsourcing push in January 2020 as part of our Where Women Made History campaign, our initial goal was to discover 1,000 places connected to women’s history, and elevate their stories for everyone to learn and celebrate. Thanks to your incredible contributions, we reached that milestone on none other than Women's Equality Day (August 26, 2020) ... and we kept going for the rest of the year to ultimately reach more than 1,200 entries.
Now we encourage you to explore these fascinating stories and continue encountering where women made history, in places famous or unknown, protected or threatened, existing or lost. No matter their condition or status, these places matter, and you helped share them with the world.
Thank you for helping us tell the full American story!
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“Everything that explains the world has in fact explained a world that does not exist, a world in which men are at the center of the human enterprise and women are at the margin ‘helping’ them. Such a world does not exist—never has.”Gerda Lerner, Historian