These 6 monuments to America’s most significant women can be visited virtually
You can visit monuments to America’s most significant women virtually during Women’s History Month.
Below are some of the sites:
Boston Women’s Heritage Trail - Boston
A series of walking tours, this trail paves the way for discovering four centuries of Bostonian women. More than 400 ladies are linked to locations where they’ve lived, worked or participated in various causes and actions. Below is a video of Road to the Vote: Boston Women’s Suffrage Trail:
Eleanor Roosevelt Monument - Riverside Park, New York City
The Eleanor Roosevelt Monument in Riverside Park, New York, was dedicated at 72nd Street on Oct. 5, 1996. Take a tour of the statue here.
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site - Hyde Park, New York
The only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady, Val-Kill serves as a window into Eleanor Roosevelt's public and private life. Take a virtual tour through Google's Arts and Culture.
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park & Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Park
Harriet Tubman was guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom, and community. After emancipating herself and members of her family, she moved them from Ontario, Canada to Fleming and Auburn, New York in 1859. Check out the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park here, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Park here.
National First Ladies’ Library | First Ladies National Historic Site - Canton, Ohio
In 1994, Mary Regula led a campaign to establish a library to research and show acknowledgment of the significant role that the first ladies to U.S. presidents played. Regula recruited 13 local women activists and reached out to first lady Hillary Clinton for help. Four years later, the library opened within the Saxton McKinley house; it was the childhood home of first lady Ida McKinley, and where she and President William McKinley lived for many years. Click here to see the Victorian home virtually. And here to learn more about the historic site.
Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University - Alabama
You can schedule a Zoom tour of the museum. Here's more information.
Women's Rights Pioneers Monument - Central Park, New York City
Consisting of bronze figures of Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument commemorates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Watch the unveiling of the monument below: