About Us

New Hampshire’s varied landscape was home to indigenous people, including women, long before the first European settlers and Africans imported for enslavement arrived in the 17th Century.

Current demographics show that women from all parts of the world continue to find their way to New Hampshire.

In 2005, the NH Commission on the Status of Women conceived of the Women’s Heritage Trail to give visible recognition to the significant participation of women in the life and culture of this state.

New Hampshire Women’s Heritage Trail – Statement of Purpose:

To give visible recognition to the historic women of New Hampshire and celebrate their significant contributions to the life and culture of the state since its founding.