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.
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
Each year, the Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia History Festival explores different topics in Georgia history. Explore the various blog posts from annual series that highlight Georgia women.
Through the Collection Highlights, the Georgia Historical Society expands on collection materials housed in its archives. View the Collection Highlights blog posts on women’s history topics below.
Historical Markers and Women’s History
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
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