Women’s Heritage Trail Charlestown Walking Tour

In 1989, a group of Boston Public School teachers, librarians and students established the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) to remember, credit and commemorate the numerous women who helped mold and grow our city.

Since its founding, BWHT has worked to restore women to their rightful place in history and in school curriculums by uncovering and chronicling information about women who made lasting contributions to Boston.

The efforts of students and teachers resulted in trails throughout many of our city’s neighborhoods. A few years after the BWHT was launched, a group of fifth graders from the Harvard-Kent School and their teachers, Mary Rudder and Maria D’Itria, created a Charlestown Women’s Trail and named it, Walk Her Way.

During the past two years the trail has been revised and additional women have been added. Some of the women honored are Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Mary Boyle O’Reilly, Elizabeth McLean Smith and Grace Hall Parker.

The walk will begin from City Square at 10:30 a.m. on June 2.

This event will be sponsored by Charlestown Historical Society.

The tour is open to the public and is free.

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