The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association has joined the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, an organization which “supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women’s contributions to history visible, so that all women’s experiences and potential are fully valued.”
We are also delighted to discover that one of their current projects is a perfect fit for one of ours: they are establishing a National Votes For Women Trail. Generously funded by the Pomeroy Foundation, their goal is to establish a trail of historic markers across the country honoring those who fought the suffrage battle. While there are several Women’s History Trails across the country in different states, this marks the first time one is being created solely to honor suffragists.
We and our colleagues on Long Island have already begun work on our trail; we have nine markers, (many with generous funding of the Pomeroy Foundation), with others in the works. But by joining the National Trail we can establish ties with women’s organizations throughout the country, educating both ourselves and others about the work and struggles of suffragists nationwide.
For further information check out their website: http://ncwhs.org, and click “Our projects – Trails.” You can also click onto on our page’s link, Woman Suffrage Historical Marker Project. We’ll keep you posted on our progress in this exciting and rewarding project.