International Women’s Day 8 March 2024 – update

Herstory.York and York Museums Trust continue to partner on research projects with the University of York. In 2023-24 we worked with BA History students on an assignment to research 10 ‘complicated’ stories of women. They uncovered stories of mental health, same sex love, crime and poverty. Find out more here. Herstory.York are partnering with ‘Make […]

Herstory.York win an award!

Women’s History Network Community History Prize, 2023. There were some excellent entries for the Community History Prize with some wonderful, creative projects. The judges awarded joint first prize to ‘Women listening to women’ and ‘Indian women at war’. ‘Herstory.York’ was commended for its impact on a small budget.  ‘Women listening to women’ was commended for […]

First ever woman leader of City of York Council!

Councillor Claire Douglas (Labour) has become the first woman to lead the unified authority in York. Claire said “I want there to be a majority of women on the Executive, then women can feel confident that their voices are being listened to in York” Source: York Press 6 May 2023

Herstory Resources

We’re happy to announce that we have produced a digital resource based on our website and exhibition materials. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and York Rotary this educational resource is also being distributed (free) – in a book format – to all schools and libraries in York.         […]

Lionesses making Herstory!

Absolutely delighted by the Lionesses win in the UEFA EUROs. The last time an England team won a major football tournament in 1966 women were still banned from playing football. Check out one of our 100 Women Changemakers, the inspirational footballer, AMY TYRO!

Victorian Women Changemakers

Students from the University of York have been working with the Herstory.York project and York Castle Museum gathering the ‘herstories’ of women who made an impact during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Exhibition opens 9 March 2022

The HERSTORY.YORK exhibition opens at the Castle Museum, York during York International Women’s Week 2022. Philip Newton, Community Engagement Researcher at York Museums Trust said: “We are honoured to be working with HERSTORY.YORK on this exhibition and are proud to bring such a meaningful and inspiring display to our visitors. The HERSTORY.YORK project is an […]

Heritage Fund success!

Herstory.York have been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This funding will allow us to build on the work of the project, in particular to develop a book and educational resources in partnership with local history teachers through Yorkclio.