Each year the HALS office at the National Park Service issues a challenge, encouraging landscape architects and preservation professionals to document historic landscapes related to a new theme. The theme of the 2013 challenge is “Documenting the Cultural Landscapes of Women.” Individuals and groups from every state are encouraged to complete at least one HALS short format history for a cultural landscape related to this theme, whether vernacular or designed, in order to increase awareness of the role of women in shaping the American landscape. The top three submissions will receive awards and be announced at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston during the HALS Meeting.
If you have not already begun a submission, there is still time to start!
Short format histories should be submitted to HALS at the National Park Service no later than July 31, 2013 (c/o Paul Dolinsky, Chief of HALS, Paul_Dolinsky@nps.gov). All HALS documentation is permanently housed and publicly accessible at the Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh
For more information see:
HALS Challenge http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/competitions/HALS_Challenge.html and
HALS Guidelines http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/standards/halsguidelines.htm.
Below are some names and themes to get you thinking about which women-related cultural landscape(s) you will choose to document with a HALS short format historical report:
Partial List of Historic American Women:
Plus landscapes associated with other women significant in your state or city...
Landscapes Designed by Significant Women Landscape Architects (from Pioneers of Landscape Design)
Nellie B. Allen
Elizabeth J. Bullard
Marjorie Sewell Cautley
Marian Cruger Coffin
Ruth Bramley Dean
Helena Rutherford Ely
Beatrix Jones Farrand
Harriet Risley Foote
Rose Ishbel Greeley
Martha Brooks Hutcheson
Louisa Yoemans King
Annette E. McCrea
Rose Standish Nichols
Kate Olivia Sessions
Ellen Biddle Shipman
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer
Hazel Wood Waterman
Nelva Margaret Weber
Louise Beebe Wilder
Harriet Barnhart Wimmer
Mabel Osgood Wright
Plus historic landscapes designed by other women designers significant in your state or city...
Potential Themes Associated with Women's History (partial list):
Women's Rights Movement (e.g. Women's Rights National Historical Park)
Civil Rights Movement (e.g. Rosa Parks childhood home)
Underground Railroad (e.g. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Maryland State Park)
LGBT Rights Movement
Women's Education (e.g. Wellesley)
Women's Health (e.g. Prentice Women's Hospital)
Women's Labor (e.g. Lowell Mill Girls -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Mill_Girls)
Women and the Military (e.g. Women in Military Service for America Memorial)
Women's Religious Institutions (e.g. Convent and Academy of the Visitation)
Homesteads (e.g. Adeline Hornbek Homestead)
Women Artists/Art Studios (e.g. Georgia O'Keefe's Abiquiu)
Women Authors (e.g. Harriett Beecher Stowe's CT home).
Women Inventors, Scientists, Naturalists, etc. (e.g. Rachel Carson House)
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