Archive for August, 2011

The de Pizan Honors Tickets Available

August 25th, 2011

 

Join Meryl Streep and friends of the National Women’s History Museum for the first annual The de Pizan Honors, a gala event paying tribute to women from the past and present. The event will take place on November 16, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, D.C. beginning at 6:00 pm.

The de Pizan Honors stand apart from the hundreds of events that honor women—the lives and contributions of the Honorees will be recognized within the soon-to-be-constructed world-class National Women’s History Museum, at the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Join us for an evening of food, fun, and history, as we celebrate the legends from the past and the women who are creating a legacy today. Hosted by Meryl Streep and other personalities from the entertainment industry, the proceeds from the event will support the operations of the Museum, ensuring that women have a permanent place in history.

The reception begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the Honors ceremony at 7:00pm. VIP ticket holders will enjoy an intimate dinner after the presentation.

To buy tickets click here: http://www.nwhm.org/support-nwhm/events/de-pizan-tickets

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NWHM Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

August 24th, 2011

Gov. Sproul of Pennsylvania Signing Suffrage Amendment

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day and marks the anniversary of national woman suffrage.  Across the seventy-two years between the first major women’s rights conference at Senecca Falls, New York, in 1848, and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, thousands of people participated in marches through cities like New York and Washington DC, wrote editorials and pamphlets, gave speeches all over the nation, lobbied political organizations, and held demonstrations with the goal of achieving voting rights for women.  Women also picketed the White House with questions like, “Mr. President, what are you going to do about woman’s suffrage?” “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”  This was the first time in history that a group of people picketed the White House. Read the rest of this entry »

Response to Huffington Post

August 9th, 2011

We applaud the well-written article on the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) by Andrea Stone of the Huffington Post. We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of women. As indicated in Ms. Stone’s article, the NWHM Board has a policy that all program content will be determined by scholars, just like at the Smithsonian and other world-class institutions. While all information on the NWHM website has been reviewed by historians before being posted, this year we invited scholars to review the content on our site in planning the museum’s programs. Our goal is to always ensure that accurate information is available on women’s history. We are currently working on a number of notable-women biographies and hope to include them on our site in the near future. We are always eager to hear about other women in history who should be honored. Please check our site at www.nwhm.org and let us know your thoughts.

Your financial support for our efforts will help ensure that women’s history is an integrated part of our nation’s story.

Joan Wages, President & CEO, National Women’s History Museum