SYRACUSE, N.Y. – To celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) created the National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT) to be an interactive searchable mobile-friendly database for researchers, educators, and heritage tourists. The William G. Pomeroy Foundation took the virtual NVWT and made it a physical trail by offering historic markers to places of special significance to the suffrage story. To further expand this body of knowledge for future generations, Pomeroy announced today that its Women’s Suffrage Marker nomination deadline has been extended to January 15th, 2021.
The Pomeroy Foundation, which is a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, N.Y., has already provided fully funded grants for markers at 68 locations throughout the United States. The NCWHS has also received an additional 179 marker nominations. The deadline extension to January 15th will provide organizations with additional time to finalize and submit potential candidates.
“We have seen tremendous interest in the National Votes for Women Trail from communities all over the country. Our map has over 1700 sites. We are beyond grateful to the Pomeroy Foundation for their generous support. By installing historic markers at key sites around the country, we are creating the lasting monuments that suffrage crusaders of every ethnicity, gender and background so richly deserve. We stand on their shoulders,” stated NCWHS President Marsha Weinstein.
“The Pomeroy Foundation is proud of the success of the partnership with the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites on this important effort to develop the National Votes for Women Trail and commemorate the 19th Amendment centennial,” says Paula Miller, Executive Director of the Pomeroy Foundation. “Helping to preserve and celebrate history is a core mission of the Foundation.”
If you have an idea for a historic marker to commemorate women’s suffrage in your community, please contact your NVWT State Coordinator to begin the nomination process: https://ncwhs.org/votes-for-women-trail/state-coordinators/. You 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.
The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites is a non-profit organization established to support and promote the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American history. NCWHS is dedicated to making women’s contributions to history visible so all women’s experiences and potential are fully valued. Visit: www.ncwhs.org
About the Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than 1,250 historic roadside markers and plaques nationwide. Visit: www.wgpfoundation.org
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