Women’s History Resources

 

The Georgia Historical Society is dedicated to providing standards-based, educational resources that explore Georgia and American History through the experiences of diverse people.  In 2017 the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) published a study that “examines the status of women’s history in state-level social studies standards.”  The report found that women’s experiences, stories, and histories are often neglected in US history state standards. The Georgia Historical Society has created an online guide that highlights existing GHS resources that help tell the full story of Georgia history through the perspectives of women.

Women’s History on the Blog

Historical Markers and Women’s History

Our Lady of Lourdes

Appling

Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller

Atkinson

Minnie F. Corbitt Memorial Museum

Baldwin

Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm
State College

Bartow

Corra Harris
Felton Home
Site – Cassville Female College

Bibb

Site: Wesleyan College, World’s First College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

Brooks

Liberty Baptist Church

Catoosa

Confederate Hospitals (Catoosa County)
The Napier House

Chatham

Bethesda: Highlights of its History
Birthplace of Juliette Low
Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses
CSS Georgia: The “Ladies’ Gunboat”
First Girl Scout Headquarters in America
Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home
Haven Home Industrial Training School
Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove
Jane Culyer
Mother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F.: Georgia’s First Black Nun
Nina Anderson Pape
Savannah’s African-American Medical Pioneers
St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church: Mother Church of Black Catholics in Georgia
St. Vincent’s Academy
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences
Telfair Family Mansion: (1818 – William Jay, Architect)
Telfair Hospital for Females
The Waving Girl
The Sisters of Mercy and St. Mary’s Home

Clarke

America’s First Garden Club
Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931)

Clay

Historic Sites
Site of Fort Gaines Female College

Cobb

Confederate Cemetery (Cobb County)
Confederate Cemetery (Cobb County)
Residence of Alice McClellan Birney (1872-1884)

Decatur

The Tonge Factory

Dekalb

Alpha Delta Pi: Memorial Headquarters
Mary Gay House
Rebecca Latimer Felton

Elbert

Nancy Hart

Floyd

Dr. Elizur & Esther Butler: Missionaries to the Cherokees
Martha Berry’s Birthplace
Medora Field Perkerson
Original Cabin

Fulton

Atlanta Woman’s Club
Building Together for Youth
Habersham Memorial Hall
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: Atlanta’s First African-American Catholic Church
Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter
Spelman College Women Who Serve

Glynn

Hampton Plantation

Gwinnett

Home of Alice Harrell Strickland — Georgia’s First Woman Mayor
Lawrenceville Female Seminary

Hancock

Camilla and Zack Hubert Homesite

Hart

Hart County

Jones

Clinton Female Seminary

Lamar

Confederate Cemetery (Lamar County)

Lumpkin

Trahlyta’s Grave

McIntosh

Butler Island Plantation
Famous Butler Authors

Monroe

Tift College

Morgan

Confederate Dead (Morgan County)

Muscogee

Civil War Women’s Riot
Mildred L. Terry Branch Library

Oconee

Jeannette Rankin’s Georgia Home

Putnam

Mrs. Beall’s Mill

Rabun

Memorial Lands and Cottages: Georgia Division UDC

Randolph

Andrew Female College
Confederate Dead and Hospitals (Randolph County)
Mother of Georgia’s Pecan Industry
Randolph County’s First “College for Females” 1852-1907

Richmond

Emily Harvie Thomas Tubman (1794-1885)
Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933)
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute
Stoney Nurses Home of the Lamar School of Nursing
The Sisters of Saint Joseph in Augusta

Sumter

Confederate Cemetery (Sumter County)

Talbot

Elizabeth Evelyn Wright

Taliaferro

Roselle Mercier Montgomery

Terrell

Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church
Exile Camp

Troup

Confederate Dead (Troup County)
LaGrange College-1831
The Nancy Harts

Twiggs

Richland Baptist Church

Wilkes

First Methodist Church
Home of Sarah Hillhouse

 

Teacher Guides for Educational Resources at the Georgia Historical Society

Education Materials on Women’s History (PDF)

Female Historical Figures and Historical Topics (PDF)