“Women are the real architects of society.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe
Finding and Using Women’s History at Your Site
NCWHS/NPS Training Workshop to be held June 7-9, 2011
University of Massachusetts Amherst – Prior to the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 9-12
This 2 1/2 day workshop will provide an overview of site-based women’s history, why it’s important, and the benefits of incorporating it into existing interpretation, preservation, and research.
* What are the challenges involved?
* Where does one begin doing research and developing interpretation?
* What have other sites done?
* What differences will visitors notice?
* How does one get buy-in from interpretive staff and other key individuals?
* How is success measured?
Participants will hear from nationally renowned experts. In breakout sessions participants will brainstorm possibilities for one another’s sites. Take home a workbook on historic sites & women’s history, and a toolkit of ideas for telling a more inclusive story.
Open to all, including students.
• Tuesday, June 7, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
• Wednesday, June 8, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
• Thursday, June 9, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, tour of Springfield Armory National Historic Landmark
• Thursday, June 9, 3:30-5:15, Berks session “Using the Past to Shape the Future”
* National Park Service employees must register for both the Berks and this training using the online form (Both workshop and conference for $100)
* Non-NPS employees register for the Berks through the Berks website and for this training using the online form. (Workshop & tour for $75 -- Berks is a separate registration process.)
About the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites
For the past decade, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites has worked to support and enhance the preservation, interpretation, presentation, and promotion of women’s history at all historic sites, whether national parks/historic sites, state parks, National Historic Landmarks, National Register of Historic Places properties, or other historic properties that professionally manage our past.
National Park Service
200 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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