CARSON CITY – A new resource highlighting the “herstory” of Nevada was released this week by the Nevada Historic Preservation Office. The “Historic Context for Suffrage and Women’s Rights in Nevada” is an online cultural resource guide that can be used to help identify locations throughout the state that are significant to women’s role in shaping part of national and state history.
“The legacy of those who championed the women’s rights movement in Nevada is an essential part of the history of our unique state,” said Rebecca Palmer, administrator NSPHO. “Nevada is filled with historic and cultural links to the past. By recognizing the iconic landmarks that helped shape the direction of women’s suffrage and other significant milestones, we can ensure these remarkable stories will be preserved and shared with future generations.”
The resource was funded by the National Park Service and helps identify locations and resources related to the women’s rights and suffrage movements for further assessment of their significance.
The resource can also be used to support efforts to add the sites and related buildings to the National Register of Historic Places, NSHPO officials said.
Sites included in the online tool include the Lemaire Store in Battle Mountain, which was a key suffragist meeting place, and a V&T railroad passenger car that shuttled Progressive-Era suffragists on a tour of the state.
For more information visit https://shpo.nv.gov/women’s-history.