NWHS is a nonprofit organization that focuses on studying, documenting, and preserving women’s history in the United States.
Women’s contributions to history are rarely recorded accurately and fully in academic texts and curriculums. Through independent research and partnerships with historians, NWHS identifies and studies women that have had a major impact on U.S. history.
Most oral history projects are centered in urban areas and often neglect women’s voices. NWHS’s oral history project, Women: Remembered, concentrates on recording women’s voices in small towns and communities and also preserving photographs and other historical documents that would otherwise be lost.
Including a more complete women’s history in our nation’s educational system will create a fuller, more accurate version of history that is colorful and intriguing. Including women’s voices will also provide girls and boys role models from history that will inspire them to pursue greatness and to be better civic adults.