Join Us To Explore, Celebrate, and Advocate to Preserve Women’s History in March
For over a century, March has been a time when special focus is placed on celebrating women’s history — from accomplishments across a multitude of fields to struggles for equality and against discrimination.
We’re fortunate that our neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo have been home to so many remarkable and transformative women, as well as the scene of innumerable vital movements for women’s equality and empowerment. It’s one of many reasons why women’s history is Village Preservation’s focus every month of the year.
Here’s a few ways you can explore women’s history this month – or any time – with Village Preservation:
Our Women’s Suffrage History Map: Explore dozens of sites in our neighborhoods connected to the struggle for women’s suffrage, and the people, organizations, and events that made it possible.
Our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map: Among the more than 200 sites in our neighborhood are more than 60 connected to women’s history and the women’s movement.
Our Greenwich Village Historic District Map + Tours: Take our “Transformative Women” tour to see the homes and learn about the lives of dozens of women who changed politics, the arts, and culture.
South of Union Square Map + Tours: The Women’s History tour on our South of Union Square Map contains 20 sites connected to crucial events, figures, and organizations in women’s history, and some amazing women writers, artists, educators, and activists.
Oral Histories: We have exclusive conversations with more than two dozen of the most impactful women of our neighborhoods of the last 25 years, from Jane Jacobs to Mimi Sheraton, Marlis Momber to Penny Arcade, and many more.
Public Programs: Check out our upcoming Women’s History Month programs, and peruse our past programs to view scores of talks, panels, and presentations by and about the great women of our neighborhoods.
Historic Image Archive: Within our nearly 4,000 images, you’ll find thousands taken or donated by women photographers, artists, residents, and activists of our neighborhoods.
And help us advocate to recognize and protect women’s history sites as landmarks.
Last year we sent the Mayor and the Landmarks Preservation Commission a list of 22 unprotected women’s history sites within our proposed South of Union Square Historic District, and urged them to act to preserve them. In that time, one has been landmarked, with no action — or even sign of possible action — on any of the remaining. This failure to recognize and protect women’s history is unacceptable.