Women’s History and Resource Center Program Bulletin
Help GFWC celebrate the WHRC’s 25th anniversary in 2009!
Since 1984, the WHRC has collected, preserved, interpreted and promoted the history of GFWC and women volunteers. Take part in the celebration and share your passion for GFWC history by doing a special WHRC project in 2009. Here are some ways to get involved:
- Attend the WHRC 25th anniversary reception – Enjoy a tour of Headquarters, interesting speakers, and a chance to meet fellow clubwomen and community leaders during Women’s History Month, March 12, 2009. Find out more.
- Visit GFWC Headquarters – Even if you can’t come to D.C. for the anniversary reception, you are always welcome at your federation home! Come alone or in a group to explore the historic rooms, appreciate the collections and exhibits, research in the library and archives, or volunteer for a “WHRC Experience.” Find out how GFWC New Mexico clubwoman Sally Harper shared her talents to help the WHRC in December.
- Promote a Notable Clubwoman – Talk to long-time members, investigate your club archives, and find a story about a GFWC clubwoman who made a difference in your community, your state, or the nation. Share the story with your local media during Women’s History Month, for Federation Day, or your club’s anniversary. Create a club program around the story as a way to recruit new members. Share your ideas with the WHRC at WHRC@GFWC.org so we can promote them!
- Take a Preservation Vacation! - GFWC is partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, one of the WHRC’s program resources, to help rebuild historic New Orleans. Can’t make a long trip? Volunteer in a local or state-wide preservation project; see the National Trust's website for contacts.
- Be a Preservation Activist! – Learn about and support the Preserving the American Historical Record bill to provide preservation grants to state archives and historical institutions. Find out more on the website of the Society of American Archivists, one of the WHRC program's resources.
The WHRC is your most important program resource!
»Watch the WHRC website for news, guidelines to download, and access to collections.
»Review the WHRC Action Plan for program ideas.
»Contact us with questions or history news; we want to help you create and share a successful history project!
No matter how you and your club decide to celebrate the WHRC’s 25th anniversary, remember to report your activities to GFWC’s Program Department!
—Barbara Nunnari (Md.), GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center Program Chairman 2008-2010