The New Jersey Women’s
Heritage Trail will lead you on a journey throughout the state, using
historic places to tell the collective story of a few of these famous women,
and many of the more private women, who contributed to the agricultural,
industrial, labor and domestic history of the state.
The idea for the New Jersey Women’s
Heritage Trail emerged from collaborative work done by the Alice Paul
Institute, the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office and
Preservation New Jersey when they helped to organize the first annual
conference on women and historic preservation in Bryn Mawr, PA, in 1994.
These groups saw the need to tell the story of the important contributions
of New Jersey women through the historic sites and places they left behind.
New Jersey is the first
state in the country to undertake a statewide comprehensive survey of
women’s historic sites.
For more information, please visit the
Historic Preservation Office.
The guide is organized by Region, County and by the following
Women's Work in New Jersey
Women and Domestic Life
Women's Voluntary Organizations and Reform Movements
Women in Political Life and Government
Women and Education
Women in the Arts, Culture and Sports
Women in Historic Preservation