THE WOMEN’S HISTORY TRAIL Folk Heritage Association of Macon County, N C
Women’s History Trail: Walk in Their Steps
The Women’s History Trail…Small Steps… a project sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC), is taking small steps that will hopefully lead to big strides for women’s history by celebrating the lives of Macon County women, honoring their accomplishments and creating a trail to “walk in her steps.” This project aims to weave together the disparate elements of our history: Native American, White, Black; those of all levels of society; those of pioneer stock and those more recently arrived, telling their stories through various art mediums/exhibits and markers along a designated path.
As visitors travel to each of the sites, we hope they will be able to experience history in a deeper, more personal way giving a greater sense of identity to these women and adding to the beauty and interest of the Town.
Although the project is just getting off the ground, a recent $720 grant from the Jim McRae Endowment for the Visual Arts, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation set up by Barbara McRae in Jim’s memory, will make it possible to proceed with planning, branding and implementing the first stop along the trail.
Anne Hyder, Chairman of the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC), accepts a check from Barbara McRae on behalf of the Jim McRae Endowment for the Visual Arts, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation. This donation will be used to support the Women’s History Trail, a project of the FHAMC. Several FHAMC Board of Directors are also pictured above.
Be on the lookout for future Women’s History Trail fundraising opportunities that partner with historical experiences to not only raise necessary funds for the project, but also share stories about the women who helped shape Macon County’s history. If you would like to learn more about the WHT, get involved in the project or make a donation, please click here.