The Society of Women Engineers Boston Professional Section presents
Guided Tour of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail
A volunteer from the Boston Women's Heritage Trail will lead our group on a walking tour of the role of women in Boston history beginning from the front steps of the State House at the corner of Beacon and Park Streets. Fees will support the Trail organization. All are welcome - please invite friends and family to join us. And wear comfortable walking shoes!
After the tour, those who are interested will go together to a nearby restaurant, where each person will pay the cost of their own order.
Tour is limited to 20 people, so register today!
To register for this event:
RSVP by September 29, 2011 via Acteva
For other questions, please send a message to email@example.com.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
About the Trail:
Sometime in the late 1980s, a young girl was on a class trip walking Boston’s famed Freedom Trail. The girl, perhaps influenced by her mother’s feminist persuasion and observant of the personalities described on the Trail, asked, “Where are the women?” Indeed, where were the women? They were right there in front of our faces. Inspired by the child’s question, a group of Boston Public School teachers, librarians, and other educators constructed a list of hundreds of women with Boston roots or connections who had made contributions to society by virtue of their careers or volunteer work but had never been recognized. Thus was the genesis of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail. Women’s lives and achievements have enriched the history of Boston for almost four centuries, yet the significance of their stories is often overlooked. Patriots, intellectuals, abolitionists, suffragists, artists, and writers – Boston women have always played an integral role in shaping history. The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail tells some of these diverse and remarkable stories. Learn more at http://bwht.org