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A collaborative program — Indiana Women’s History Trail — is drawing attention to sites related to women’s history and, perhaps, helping to inspire preservation of those sites. The first element of the program is gathering information from throughout the state in order to create a Web database, which can then be used for many projects by a variety of people and organizations.
Statewide partners include the Indiana Women’s History Association, Indiana Commission for Women, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana State Library, and Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.
Jill Chambers, Indiana Women’s History Association, has indicated that “This multi-piece project will work to educate Hoosiers about women in Indiana. The plan includes brochures, driving tours, maps, Indiana Historical Bureau markers, and other educational pieces to further the project. Working together, the history of women in Indiana can be better known and appreciated by all of Indiana’s citizens.”
Questions? Email Jill Chambers: email@example.com
Since many public libraries, historical groups, and other organizations have women’s history collections, they are being encouraged to submit nomination forms for the Women's History Trail database.