For quite a few years now, the Mitchell House has been a member of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS). The NCWHS’s mission is to support and promote “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.”
Other members of NCWHS includes the Alice Paul Institute, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Clara Barton National Historic Site, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Pearl S. Buck Historic House and Site, and the National Women’s History Project to name a few. A guide book to the various member sites was published a few years ago and the NCWHS just featured the Mitchell House on its homepage this month. Take a look at the feature – www.ncwhs.org – and also take some time to learn more about this wonderful collaborative effort on behalf of women’s history sites – because all historical sites have women’s history! – because this week marks the anniversary of the first women’s right conference at Seneca Falls.