Women's History Trail Franklin NC

Women's History Trail • Franklin, NC

The Women’s History Trail, a project sponsored by the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC), is taking visible steps that will lead to big strides for women’s history by celebrating the lives of Macon County women, and honoring their accomplishments. This project is the first of its kind in North Carolina.

The Women's History Trail weaves together the disparate elements of our heritage: 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 through Franklin, NC. As you travel to each of the sites, you will be able to experience their history in a deeper, more personal way giving a greater sense of identity to these women.

We invite you to go "Walking in Her Steps" along the new Women's History Trail in Franklin, North Carolina.

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Sowing the Seeds of the Future Sculpture Franklin NC

WHT Sculpture Community Celebration Day

The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and Women's History Trail saw hundreds of people join in the celebration and dedication of the "Sowing the Seeds of the Future" sculpture at Women's History Park on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

The Unveiling Ceremony, Sculpture Dedication, WHT Trailhead Designation and Donation to the Town of Franklin were all featured during the celebration that began at 11:00am.

Blue Jazz thrilled those in attendance with their music and a special rendention of the Sam Cooke classic, "Change Is Gonna Come".

» Click here to read all about the celebration and view photos from the day's activities.

Presented with Support from the Town of Franklin, TDA, TDC, Arts Council of Macon County, Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center & Individual Donors.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the many community donors, both individuals and businesses, that made Women's History Park and the "Sowing the Seeds of the Future" Sculpture possible.


FHAMC Founding Members Quote

FHAMC Women's History Trail Heritage Projects

"Walking in Her Steps"

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We encourage you to step forward and become part of our efforts by donating to the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County and the Women's History Trail.

The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC) is dedicated to preserving and sharing the culture and folkways of our Southern Appalachian Mountains. In this world of instant gratification and communication, unique and important lessons can be learned from the lives of those whose survival depended on ingenuity, hard work, and mutual help and support from their neighbors.

We encourage you to step forward and become part of our efforts, for it is about each of us, both native and newly arrived; those who lived it, and those who wish to understand it.

» Download a Project Donation Form (PDF)

» Download the FHAMC Brochure (PDF)

You can also support us by donation securely through PayPal.

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