Historic time period: 1754–present
Great Women of Our Pasts
Have you ever thought about the women who have shaped who you are today?
Have you thought about the sacrifices they made, the obstacles they overcame, or the memorable times in history they have lived through?
Author Betsy Hearne wanted to know more about the women in her family's past, so she researched her family for the book Seven Brave Women, which tells the story of her female ancestors dating back to the Revolutionary War.
You, too, can explore the women in your family or community who have had a direct impact on who you are today. By conducting what is known as a genealogical study, you can interview someone close to you and gain valuable insights into the people and events that make you who you are! Museum exhibits are one way historians display their research findings. You can display what you researched by constructing a family or community history museum.
Read This Book
You can learn more about women's history in these books. Click on the book titles below for more information, or visit our complete bibliography.
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Read Seven Brave Women
Meet author Betsy Hearne and seven of her female ancestors dating back to the Revolutionary War. Learn more about the book, its author, and its illustrator.Download the PDF »
Conduct a Genealogical Study
By interviewing a family member, friend, or neighbor, you can learn about the people and events that contribute to who you are today!Download the PDF »
Make a Quilt Square
Play and Create
Make a quilt square that represents a part of your family or community history!Download the PDF »