Archive for December, 2011

Comcast’s Coverage of the de Pizan Honors

December 28th, 2011

Share the excitement of the de Pizan Honors held on Nov. 16, 2011 in Washington, DC, as Comcast Newsmakers airs interviews with attendees at the gala reception. The clip airs for two weeks, starting the week of December 26th! The video segment will be a great treat for both members and friends of the Museum who were unable to attend. Comcast Newsmakers airs at 25 and 55 minutes past the hour on CNN. The video is also available to watch at Be sure to check it out!

Meryl Streep Interviewed on CBS’s 60 Minutes

December 19th, 2011

Check out Meryl Streep’s interview on 60 Minutes for her portrayal as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the film “The Iron Lady:”

NWHM Announces its lecture lineup for Spring 2012

December 14th, 2011

“The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History”
Lecture series- Woodrow Wilson Center

Spring Schedule:

“New Negro Women and Beyond: Posing Beauty in African American Culture”
(The lecture discusses a rich history of beauty that merges gender, race, family, and class from 1890 to now)
Dr. Deborah Willis (New York University) – January 18, 2012


“The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities”
Dolores Hayden (Yale) – February 15, 2012


Topic to Be Announced
Dr. Kathleen Brown (University of Penn) – March 14, 2012


“Language Makes History: Intersections of Language, Gender and Politics”
Dr. Robin Lakoff (UC Berkeley) – April 18, 2012


“Doing Well by Doing Good: American Women’s Long Tradition of Reform”
Dr. Sonya Michel (University of Maryland) – May 16, 2012


Videos of past lectures:

Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics: A lecture by Dr. Marjorie Spruill

Why Latino/a History Matters to U.S. History: A lecture by Dr. Vicki Ruiz  

“African American Women Refugees in the Civil War” A lecture by Dr. Thavolia Glymph

“Dorothea Lange: Life, Politics, and Work”: A lecture by Dr. Linda Gordon

“New Negro Women and Beyond: Posing Beauty in African American Culture”: A lecture by Dr. Deborah Willis

“Grand Domestic Revolution: Recovering the Forgotten History of Feminism and Housing Design “: A lecture by Dolores Hayden



Meryl Streep Makes Mention of National Women’s History Museum in Phillippine Daily Inquirer Interview

December 12th, 2011

Meryl on ‘Streep Tease’ and Margaret Thatcher

By: Ruben Nepales
Philippine Daily Inquirer

December 10, 2011
MERYL Streep: “I’ve always had empathy for older people.” Photo by Ruben Nepales 

LOS ANGELES– Meryl Streep, beautiful in a red cowl neck sweater and black pants, preferred to stand up for most of our interview in a New York hotel.

“I am so precariously placed because of my traveling,” the legendary actress explained. With a smile and that mellifluous voice, she said, “I was at the Kennedy Center till 3 o’clock in the morning, drinking with De Niro and all these bad, bad men so I’m sorry.” Looming over us, and with a majestic chandelier above her, Meryl seemed larger than life.

She gives a stunning performance as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” an intimate portrait of the first and only female prime minister of the United Kingdom. Phyllida Lloyd, who directed Meryl in “Mamma Mia!,” is also behind “The Iron Lady,” which features Jim Broadbent and Olivia Colman as Margaret Thatcher’s husband and daughter, Denis and Carol, respectively. Abi Morgan wrote the screenplay which also shows Thatcher’s struggle with dementia in her later years. Read the rest of this entry »