Remarkable Legacies of American Women

From the lives of young, immigrant women who worked the textile mills at Lowell National Historic Park to those of the female shipyard workers who were essential to the home front during World War II at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park, women’s history can be found at every park.

If you want to understand our nation’s history, explore the remarkable legacies of American women.

The Women’s History website is produced in concert with NPS partners, including the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

Program for Women's Suffrage Association parade-woman in elaborate attire, with cape, blowing  horn.

19th Amendment

Discover the story of the Nineteenth Amendment and how it impacted the rights of women and others.

Lady Liberty carrying the torch as suffrage across a map of the US.

19th Amendment by State

Discover the role the U.S. states and territories played in securing greater rights for women.

Black and white photo of woman holding sexton. Courtesy of NPS.

Women's History by Subject

As scientists, educators, soldiers, and more, women have followed their passions and made history!

Woman operating hand drill, working on World War II plan. Library of Congress photo.

Introduction to Women’s History

Read about the amazing stories of both ordinary and extraordinary people.

Last updated: May 13, 2019

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