National Women’s History Project

Molly Murphy MacGregor and Mary Ruthsdotter are two of five Sonoma County women who co-founded the National Women’s History Project


The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) began in 1980 as a grassroots effort and has mushroomed into an international movement. It started with the creation of a multi-media slide presentation on United States’ women’s history, and soon evolved into the establishment of a Women’s History Week as a focal point to recognize and celebrate women’s historical accomplishments. Now there is a National Women’s History Month. The NWHP was started by Molly Murphy MacGregor started the NWHP with the help of Mary Ruthsdotter, Paula Hammett, Bette Morgan, and Maria Cuevas. The NWHP is a national clearinghouse for general information and curriculum materials about women’s history and for specific information about National Women’s History Month celebration.