Each year, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site selects a recipient for the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given to a woman who has distinguished herself in the field of Hudson Valley history. The award is presented at the Site’s annual program, “The General’s Lady,” held in the spring, during Women’s History Month. Is there a woman from the local Hudson Valley area you feel deserves to be the 2023 recipient of this honor? If so, then nominate her.
Many women are dedicated to sharing and preserving history. Perhaps you know of a woman who shares history with children by telling stories or taking them to historic sites. Is there a woman who has done research about the Hudson Valley and has shared her findings to encourage others to do the same? Do you know a woman who has used her private time or resources to preserve a landmark of historic significance? These are just a few examples of what could qualify a woman to be a candidate for this award.
The Woman of History award acknowledges Martha Washington’s important place in history as a devoted patriot in support of the American Revolution and the ensuing new nation. This will be the twenty-first year the award is given, continuing the site’s desire to honor women who carry on Martha Washington’s legacy by sharing their devotion to Hudson Valley history.
Nominations must be completed and received by January 6, 2023.
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is the first publicly owned historic site in the Nation.