You see, for all the information Moshier presented (and believe us, you should read it, because it was a ton), it was what was missing from that information that stood out the most to us. For all those wise, wise words, for all her obviously extensive research, for all the astute observations and connections she made, for all the motivation her writing inspired, for all her details on the women’s heritage trails in states and cities across the country, there was one thing Moshier failed to include in her information: any mention of a woman’s history heritage trail in Pennsylvania.
Because there isn’t one.
So what we would LOVE to discuss is how a heritage trail could be developed, promoted, and used by the public to connect women’s history to the rich network of historic sites we have here.
Here are our beginning questions, let’s open up the discussion. Feel free to give us your thoughts in response to these questions, or respond with more questions you might have.
Who would develop this heritage trail?
How would they develop it?
Would it be contained to publicly operated sites?
Could it blend both publicly and privately operated sites?
What were the important contributions women made in
How are those contributions and roles already
represented in our history sites?
How can we connect those sites with a heritage trail?
Which sites would we use?