Last Mile of First National Women's Conference, 1977
Photo of women aiming guns during the Mexican Revolution, which lasted from 1910 through 1920.
Painting of Mestizos with the caption "Spanish and Indian produce Mestizo"
Celebrating Women’s History In a Whole New Way
Pilots, activists, oil magnates, storytellers, scientists, ranchers, daughters, mothers – the number of women who have affected or influenced the history of our state is as vast as the Texas landscape itself, and there are many more notable women waiting to be discovered.
Enter the Handbook of Texas Women. The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) seeks to shed light on the achievements of Texan women through a massive initiative to expand on the nation’s oldest and most successful digital state encyclopedia, the Handbook of Texas. Texas women make Texas history, and the time has come to illuminate the stories of these women.
Texas Women in Politics
Watch as three historians examine over 100 years of womens political engagement in Texas.
You have a unique opportunity to pass the many stories found in the rich history of Texas women onto our state’s youth. For the launch of this initiative, we have collected our best content and relevant lesson plans into a bundle.
Texas enthusiasts like you are our organization’s most loyal constituency and are critical to helping us spread this content. For the launch of this initiative, we have curated some of our best content available on Texas women’s history.
Below, you will find a bundle packed with a lot of information on women’s history in Texas that you can download for free. This information will help in your study of history both inside and outside of school.
Navigate through history!
TSHA invites you to take a journey through Texas women’s history on our interactive historical marker map. On the global map, you will learn more about the many prominent women who made significant contributions to the state of Texas. The map is user-friendly and allows you to zoom in and out, click on each location to learn why it is important, and navigate to the Handbook of Texas to read more about the selected individual. Each pinned location offers a brief description of the woman associated with the location and an explanation as to why the location is important.
We will be adding more to this map in the coming months, so please check back often to discover new locations. Also, if you have a new idea for a location and would like to help us add content for the map, please let us know or simply click on the picture to the left and begin exploring today!
Women Across Texas History eBook Volume 2: Early Twentieth Century
Our unique history is shaped by the stories from the myriad individuals who influenced the politics, economy, and culture of Texas. Among these individuals are countless women who fought for gender equality and shattered glass ceilings, creating new opportunities for those who followed. Texas women make Texas history, and as a result of their contributions in the past, the foundation for the future is much stronger.