East Boston was created by connecting five islands using landfill. Noddle Island served as grazing land for cattle. Hog Island was renamed Breed’s Island. Governor’s Island, Bird Island and Apple Island became part of the expansion of Logan International Airport. East Boston has long provided a … [Read more...] about East Boston
Walk the Streets Where Boston’s Historical Women Walked
Boston Women’s Heritage Trail offers Self-Guided Tours to take you where women from a wide variety of settings, occupations, and backgrounds made history. These tours were developed by BWHT board members to fulfill our mission to restore women to their rightful place in the history of Boston and in student curriculum.
Hyde Park has a long and rich history. It was a separate town until 1912 when it was annexed by the City of Boston. It was a racially mixed area even before the Civil War and was home to manufacturing companies and Camp Meigs, a Union Army training camp. Many influential women who had important … [Read more...] about Hyde Park
The Jamaica Plain Women's History Trail was researched and designed by Mary Smoyer in 1992, with a great deal of assistance from the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, local residents and friends. It is a good example of the kind of trail one could do in one's own neighborhood. If you would like to … [Read more...] about Jamaica Plain
A Herstory Trail designed in honor of the Boston Women's Memorial and celebrating the lives of Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone and Phillis Wheatley. The Boston Women's Memorial honors three important contributors to Boston's rich history – Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone and Phillis Wheatley. Each of these … [Read more...] about Ladies Walk
The North End Walk starts at the marker for the Mothers' Walk on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Milk and State streets on the east side of the Greenway. It crosses the Greenway and winds through the narrow streets of the North End, often paralleling the Freedom Trail. The walk presents the lives … [Read more...] about North End
“We the people of the United States.” Which ‘We the people’? The women were not included.” —Lucy Stone, 1853 As Boston suffragist Lucy Stone so aptly pointed out, women—and all others besides white males—were left out of the US Constitution with no right to vote or participate in government. Stone … [Read more...] about Road to the Vote: The Boston Women’s Suffrage Trail