The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation are partnering to Launch Marker Grant Program Supporting the National Votes for Women Trail.
The centennial of suffrage for many women in the United States is approaching in 2020. With this landmark anniversary embodied in the passage of the 19th Amendment, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation have partnered to launch a new historic marker program commemorating the history of women’s suffrage.
Historic markers awarded through the program will highlight sites on the National Votes for Women Trail. The NVWT, a project of the NCWHS, identifies the many sites that were integral to the suffrage movement, and makes them accessible on a mobile friendly website to be easily searched by location, suffragist, ethnicity, and a variety of other useful criteria.
People with an idea for a historic marker to commemorate women’s suffrage in their community, contact their NVWT state coordinator to begin the nomination process: https://ncwhs.org/votes-for-women-trail/state-coordinators/. Anyone can also contact the NCWHS directly: https://ncwhs.org/about/contact-us/. Municipalities, nonprofit academic institutions and 501(c)(3) organizations are especially encouraged to submit a nomination.
Pomeroy Foundation signage grants are fully funded and cover the entire cost of a marker, pole and shipping. The local partner is responsible for installation of the marker.