State Chairman: Teri Jo Wallner
Objective: Collect, document, preserve and promote the history of GFWC clubwomen
Step One: Documenting our Heritage – Archival Preservation
Step Two: Voicing our Heritage – Oral History Interviews
Step Three: Building the Foundations of our Heritage – Historic Preservation
Step Four: Empowering our Heritage – Publicizing the Past
Clubs are encouraged to start, to update or to complete the clubs’ history.
Each 2008-10 District President received two booklets to share:
Guidelines – For Preserving and Writing Club History
Guidelines – For Recording Oral History
To received your own copies go to www.gfwc.org
and click on Woman’s History & Resource Center, Go to the bottom of the page where you can purchase a single copy for $2.00 each or download both booklets for FREE!!
While you are at the GFWC website Women’s History & Resource Center page, be sure to check out the GFWC-WI Past Presidents Oral Histories.
To access these oral histories:
1. Scroll down to ‘online’
2. Hit ‘search’
3. Type in ‘Wisconsin’
4. Click on a past presidents’ photo and you will see how she looked during her term of office.
Note that the full oral history transcript is available for the asking.
State Chairman: TBD
Objective: To ensure the preservation of the GFWC’s International Headquarters, a National Historic Landmark.
The 1734 Society is named for the GFWC International Headquarters address (1734 N Street, NW., Washington, DC. The building is filled with items donated by GFWC clubs and state federations. It is a reflection of the dedication and devotion of GFWC members through the years. In addition to housing the GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center, Headquarters contains the offices of the professional staff and provides a home to the International President during her term of office.
Guided tours of Headquarters are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours by appointment. A virtual tour of GFWC Headquarters is available by visiting GFWC’s web site at www.gfwc.org
Tax-deductible donations should be designated for and sent to 1734 Society, GFWC Headquarters, 1734 N Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Annual contributions in the amounts of $17.34, $173.40 or $1734.00 or more will entitle the donor specific levels of membership in the 1734 Society. The annual deadline for receipt of contributions to the 1734 Society will be December 31st to qualify for recognition.