The National Women’s Hall of Fame Helps Parents and Educators Teach from Home During COVID-19

The global health pandemic, COVID-19, has inspired many organizations to find new ways to stay connected and engaged with their communities. The National Women’s Hall of Fame, a historic tax equity investment of Monarch Private Capital, is among many of these organizations doing their part to ease the effects of social distancing.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is helping teachers and parents with remote learning by offering unique, online educational activities that can be done at home while efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 continue to keep our youth and educators out of the classrooms.

Child holds drawing of Bessie Coleman, the first licensed African America female aviator

Their activities are posted on their website and can be easily downloaded and printed at home. Students can have fun learning about prominent women in history through crossword puzzles, word searches, writing and drawing activities, and even a Women’s History Quiz.

Students are encouraged to navigate the website’s database to search for answers, allowing them the opportunity to discover interesting topics and learn about influential individuals who have helped shape history.

Perhaps, the coolest part about this is they want to see your work! The National Women’s Hall of Fame encourages participants to send in photos of their finished projects for a chance to be featured on their website. This provides students the opportunity to engage with their peers and learn from one another as well.

The team at the National Women’s Hall of Fame has a long history of working with educators and students. They remain dedicated to building connections and sharing their stories with the American youth during this time where learning opportunities and materials are not easily accessible to all.

To access the National Women’s Hall of Fame at-home learning activities, please visit: https://www.womenofthehall.org/childrens-learning-activities/

The History and Historic Rehabilitation of the Seneca Knitting Mill

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Seneca Knitting Mill was built in 1844 and operated continuously for 155 years until 1999.  During that time, the mill became intertwined with the Women’s Suffrage and Abolitionist movements. Two of the building’s original trustees, Jacob Chamberlain and Charles Hoskins, were supporters of women’s suffrage and the abolition of slavery. Both attended the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in July 1848 and were among the 32 men who signed the Declaration of Sentiments produced there. 

The rehabilitation of the historic Seneca Falls Knitting Mill was sponsored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame as part of the relocation of their home to the first floor of the main limestone building.

The multi-phased project included the restoration of the historic exterior of the mill, including the iconic chimney. With Phase 1 complete, the first floor now houses the exhibits and interactive displays for the 287 women who have been inducted in the Hall of Fame since 1969. During the next phase, the Center for Great Women and additional exhibits on women’s history in America will complete the upper three floors of the limestone building. Additionally, a gift shop, welcome area, café, outdoor “rooms”, and a rooftop patio will be added to the structure during the final phases.