Wisconsin Women Making History is a growing digital resource that provides students and lifetime learners an online destination to find remarkable women who have contributed to Wisconsin’s state legacy.

Wisconsin women have historically stepped into leadership roles, worked to improve their communities, and innovated in science, the arts, business, and governance. Through multimedia and biographies, the website brings to life the stories of women and girls often overlooked in Wisconsin history. Educators will find resources to incorporate the site into their classrooms and lifetime learners will find ways to get their communities involved.

Women featured on the website were selected by a committee of advisors from across Wisconsin. Nominations may be considered for future site updates. Click here to nominate a Wisconsin woman who has made significant contributions to the state’s legacy.

Wisconsin Women Making History is a partnership of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Humanities Council, PBS Wisconsin, PBS Wisconsin Education, the University of Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and the University of Wisconsin Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian.

Check back often or follow Wisconsin Women Making History on Facebook for new additions to the website.

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