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 Suffrage at 100: The 19th Amendment and Georgia History

Educational resources developed for the 2020 Georgia History Festival and in commemoration of 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.


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 FarmState College

Bartow

Corra HarrisFelton HomeSite – Cassville Female College

Bibb

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

Brooks

Liberty Baptist Church

Catoosa

Confederate Hospitals (Catoosa County)The Napier House

Chatham

Bethesda: Highlights of its HistoryBirthplace of Juliette LowCharity Hospital and Training School for NursesCSS Georgia: The “Ladies’ Gunboat”First Girl Scout Headquarters in AmericaFlannery O’Connor Childhood HomeHaven Home Industrial Training SchoolIndian Trading Post: Home of Mary MusgroveJane CulyerMother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F.: Georgia’s First Black NunNina Anderson PapeSavannah’s African-American Medical PioneersSt. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church: Mother Church of Black Catholics in GeorgiaSt. Vincent’s AcademyTelfair Academy of Arts & SciencesTelfair Family Mansion: (1818 – William Jay, Architect)Telfair Hospital for FemalesThe Waving GirlThe Sisters of Mercy and St. Mary’s Home

Clarke

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

Clay

Historic SitesSite 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 HeadquartersMary Gay HouseRebecca Latimer Felton

Elbert

Nancy Hart

Floyd

Dr. Elizur & Esther Butler: Missionaries to the CherokeesMartha Berry’s BirthplaceMedora Field PerkersonOriginal Cabin

Fulton

Atlanta Woman’s ClubBuilding Together for YouthHabersham Memorial HallOur Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: Atlanta’s First African-American Catholic ChurchSecond Oldest D.A.R. ChapterSpelman College Women Who Serve

Glynn

Hampton Plantation

Gwinnett

Home of Alice Harrell Strickland — Georgia’s First Woman MayorLawrenceville 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 PlantationFamous Butler Authors

Monroe

Tift College

Morgan

Confederate Dead (Morgan County)

Muscogee

Civil War Women’s RiotMildred 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 CollegeConfederate Dead and Hospitals (Randolph County)Mother of Georgia’s Pecan IndustryRandolph County’s First “College for Females” 1852-1907

Richmond

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

Sumter

Confederate Cemetery (Sumter County)

Talbot

Elizabeth Evelyn Wright

Taliaferro

Roselle Mercier Montgomery

Terrell

Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist ChurchExile Camp

Troup

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

Twiggs

Richland Baptist Church

Wilkes

First Methodist ChurchHome 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)