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NWHM on Panels At the Berkshire Conference on Women's History & the American Alliance of Museums

The Sixteenth Berkshire Conference was held in Toronto, Canada May 22-25. A panel, Making the Case for a National Women's History Museum on the National Mall, included seven participants with varying museum and exhibit expertise. NWHM President Joan Wages was pleased to be on the panel with such distinguished members as the Chair, Jean Pfaelzer, Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, Kathleen Franz, Ph.D. American University, Karen Offen, Ph.D. Stanford University and the International Museum of Women, Gail Reimer, Ph.D. Jewish Women's Archive, Faith Davis Ruffins, National Museum of American History, and Jennifer Brier, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.

HR 863 passes by a vote of 383 to 33!

MAY 7, 2014 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The National Women's History Museum (NWHM) announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to form a Congressional Commission on the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum in Washington, DC. The bipartisan legislation (H.R. 863) co-sponsored by Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) passed by a vote of 383 to 33 and now heads to the Senate where Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are leading the charge.

NWHM Events

Immigration Lecture at GWU-October 22

5:30-7pm More information to follow.


National Women’s History Museum Awarde...

National Women’s History Museum Awarded “Best In America” Seal of Approval Alexand... [more]

Women Making History Brunch-Aug 23 in LA

Honoring Sophia Bush, Lesa France Kennedy and Callie Khouri. Ticket information to follow.

NWHM on Panels At the Berkshire Conference o...

The Sixteenth Berkshire Conference was held in Toronto, Canada May 22-25.  A panel, Making the ... [more]