Archive for April, 2006

Suffrage Statue

April 19th, 2006

As its first major achievement, the NWHM spearheaded the effort with other women’s organizations to raise $126,000 and generate public support to move this monument of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony out of its 76‑year confinement in the Capitol Crypt to the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.  Now over 4 million visitors a year can see the contributions of these leaders of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Women History Trail Act

April 19th, 2006

Women History Trail Act authorizes the National Park Service to establish an auto trail in upstate New York

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Representative Louise Slaughter, both members of the NWHM Honorary Board of Directors, have introduced legislation to establish the “Votes for Women History Trail.” The Votes for Women History Trail Act authorizes the National Park Service to establish an auto trail in upstate New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Collecting Political Items

April 19th, 2006

Once proper facilities are available, the National Women’s History Museum will become a collecting institution. Material culture serves as a tangible reminder of women’s active participation in historical events. Read the rest of this entry »