This post originates from the Evanston History Center’s blog. Written by Lori Osborne, Archivist at the Evanston History Center and Director of the Evanston Women’s History Project, it covers news of a recent visit she made to Washington D.C. To see the entire post, click here.
In early December, I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to participate in a workshop held in Washington D.C. to develop recommendations for improving the way our National Park System documents and interprets women’s history at National Parks, National Historic Sites, National Historic Landmarks and the National Register. I went in my capacity as director of the Evanston Women’s History Project (located at the Evanston History Center) and as a board member of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.
The workshop was held at the behest of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and his senior staff, following his call for the National Park Service to do more to tell all Americans’ stories, especially the stories of women. Only 4 % of sites within the park system either are related to significant moments in American women’s history or interpret the women’s history that took place there…. More