New York City is full of hidden history. Just below the surface of the city’s most famous builders, lawyers, politicians, innovators, and entertainers, stand the women who contributed just as much to Gotham’s story as their male counterparts–but did it all in heels, corsets, and underwire.
The Women of New York Walking Tours aims to unearth the stories some of the city’s most hidden–yet most influential–creators.
Current Women of New York Walking Tours Include:
August 6th – Beyond the Statue: The Story of Emma Lazarus
August 13th – Fearless Girls: The Women of Wall Street
September 3rd – R is for Revolution: Agent 355 and Margaret Corbin
September 10th – The Other “Sex” Scandal: Eve Adams
September 17th – Emily Warren Roebling: The Woman Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge
September 24th – Topic TBD
October 1st – Topic TBD
October 8th – Topic TBD
October 15th – Topic TBD
October 22nd – Topic TBD
October 29th – Topic TBD
November 5th – Topic TBD
November 12th – Topic TBD
November 19th – Topic TBD
Why I started these tours:
After seeing the movie (and of course then reading the book) Hidden Figures, I was fracking pissed.
Why had I spent my whole childhood learning about the great “men” who built America (and the rest of the world for that matter) when women had an equal hand in getting a man in space, winning the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and building the modern wonders of the world.
Not only that–they had to attain these great heights while fighting tooth and nail with their male counterparts to “allow” them to join the race.
In the words of FDR:
“We must be big enough to acknowledge or mistakes of the past to correct them.”
As an NYC tour guide, the only way I know how to “correct” such a mistake is to highlight the stories of the women who have been buried in history for so long. My goal is to create uplifting women-centric tours that are inclusive to all who want to join.
I’m lookin’ at you, husbands, boyfriends, and otherwise curious menfolk.
Join me for one (or more!) 1.5-hour tour and discover the stories of the women who helped create this great city!