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“It Can Be Done”

As we look forward to a New Year in the NWHP, it’s fun to remember how far we’ve come as a project and reflect on the amazing opportunities we’ve had to research, discuss, and celebrate Nevada women’s history. Over the past decades, the NWHP has accomplished much in preserving the stories of women who’ve shaped our state. Perhaps one of the greatest NWHP achievements has been the Sarah Winne...
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Weaving History into Nevada’s Future

At the Nevada Women’s History Project we are dedicated to uncovering the amazing stories and rich traditions that early Nevada women left behind. Perhaps these rich traditions are most evident in the beautiful artistry that native Nevada women have cultivated for hundreds, or even thousands of years. In her book, Weavers of Tradition and Beauty, Mary Lee Fulkerson captures detailed description...
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Introducing our Newest Project!

For more than 25 years, the Nevada Women’s History Project has done important work uncovering and preserving the stories of Nevada women and bringing our history to life. Through oral history interviews, online research, informational events and investigative trips around Nevada, our members have gathered a wealth of information to fill in the gaps where women have been omitted from history. Ou...
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About NWHP

The Nevada Women’s History Project was founded by former Clark County State Senator Jean Ford to collect and disseminate information about Nevada women to historians and the general public through its website, publications and other public outreach. Upon retiring from political life, Jean became Acting Director of Women Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1991. In the spring of 1992 she d...
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THE GENESIS OF NWHP

By Janet White From the NWHP News, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1996, page 2. It began quite simply, a phone call or two, then a few more. Many, many questions, some with no answers. Some suggestions on where the required information might be found. Always more questions than solutions. Who was she? Where was she born and where did she live? When did she come to Nevada? Why did she come here? Who ...
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In Memory of Sarah Sweetwater

In 2014, NWHP collaborated on a project with Women of Diversity, Inc., a southern Nevada nonprofit women’s organization. They had received a substantial grant to conduct oral histories of approximately 75 Nevada women as part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial anniversary activities. Since our statewide organization is based in Reno, NWHP volunteered to conduct oral histories in the northern counties. T...
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Mary S. Doten Luncheon

Presenter Lynn Bremer On a beautiful fall day, we met at historic Rancho San Rafael to learn about Reno educator, poet and author, Mary S. Doten. The program was preceded by a delicious luncheon of a variety of homemade soups, salads, antipasti and desserts provided by NWHP members. Lynn BremerLynn Bremer, who recently published a two volume anthology of Mary’s known writings, presented an i...
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New Biographies Posted on NWHP Website

Several new biographies have been added to our website since January 2015, making us closer to achieving our goal, which is to add 22 new biographies by the end of January 2016. Happily a few of our members have volunteered to step up their research and writing to help us reach this number. To date the following historical Nevada women have been posted on our website since the first of the year: ...
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The Genesis of NWHP

The Genesis of NWHP By Janet White (This is a reprint from the NWHP News Vol. 1, No.1, January 1996 page 2) It began quite simply, a phone call or two, then a few more. Many, many questions, some with no answers. Some suggestions on where the required information might be found. Always more questions than solutions. Who was she? Where was she born and where did she live? When did she come t...
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NWHP Receives $10,000 Grant From The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust

The NWHP received a grant titled “The History of Two Women’s Organizations and Interviewing Nevada Women” from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. The grant total costs are $24,059 of which NWHP received $10,000 from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. The grant request was for $13,969 with a $10,090 match from the NWHP, so the project will need to be scaled down to match the actual funds received. T...
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