Washington, DC—The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website at www.nwhm.org. The redesign coincides with the 13th Anniversary of the move of the Suffrage Statue from the Capitol Crypt into the Rotunda on Mother’s Day, 1997. The statue of the three founders of the women’s vote campaign—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott—is the first of our foremothers to stand permanently next to our forefathers thereby changing the look of our nation’s heroes. Read the rest of this entry »
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NWHM has a new mission statement:
The National Women’s History Museum affirms the value of knowing Women’s History, illuminates the role of women in transforming society and encourages all people, women and men, to participate in democratic dialogue about our future.
Congratulations to Judge Sotomayor – another woman making history!
NWHM members have contacted us requesting that we do more research on the history of Latinas in this country. We just brought an intern onto our staff for the summer who will focus on just that. We are also looking for an expert in the field of U.S. Latina history to oversee the project and help develop a CyberExhibit. So get in touch with us if you know of someone who can help put this together.
“The current swine flu epidemic reminded me of previous epidemics and how women in history had contributed to the science and medicinal knowledge of epidemics. I remembered a movie, “Sister Kenny,” about her treatments of people with polio and also I knew about Clara Maass who volunteered to be injected with yellow fever. Having survived a mild case of yellow fever, she volunteered a second time and died from that. One result was the banning of using humans in such experimentation. In 1976 Clara Maass was the subject of a United States postage stamp. Read the rest of this entry »
Women’s History Month has come to a close — but that does not mean we should stop celebrating and honoring women’s many contributions to our nation. During March, NWHM certainly had a lot to celebrate! Our legislation was re-introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn Maloney as HR 1700. Co-sponsors are lining up, so please urge your Members of Congress to come onboard! We also opened our first permanent exhibit in our Administrative Offices, entitled “This Isn’t Right!: Women Reform Leaders.”
The exhibit is now open at NWHM’s Administrative Offices, Monday-Friday, by appointment only. Please call 703-461-1920 or email to schedule a time to see the exhibit.
To read more about the women highlighted in the exhibit, click here.
Look for more great things to come from NWHM in the future. We are currently working on 2 new CyberExhibits: one on women in film and another on African American women. Please come back to our blog often—we are working on debuting a feature that profiles a prominent historical woman every week.
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Welcome to the National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) new blog! We have launched it in an effort to keep the general public informed about the Museum and women’s history. If you are new to NWHM, please visit our website at www.nwhm.org for more information.
On March 25, 2009, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) re-introduced the National Women’s History Museum Act in the House. The bill number is H.R. 1700. Read the rest of this entry »
Anthropology and archeology are modern fields that included female professionals from the beginning – and yet they have been puzzlingly slow to think imaginatively about women.
Soon after the “new” history of the 1970s began to include women and minorities, I expected revisionist books on prehistory. “Who,” I had asked myself for years, “was likely to have molded clay into containers for cooking and carrying? Were men or women more apt to peruse the prairie for plants that might prove healthful? Bottom line, was it the gatherer (female) or the hunter (male) who settled down in one place and began what we call civilization?” Read the rest of this entry »
The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) will hold a national contest for a new logo and branding designs for the Museum. Contestants (graphic designers, artists, or students) are asked to submit their entries by November 15, 2007. The winner will receive national recognition for her/his/their entry in NWHM publications and website. Contestants may submit multiple entries. Read the rest of this entry »
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The National Women’s History Museum has registered with GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search engine that allows users to designate a charity, school, or non-profit to receive a donation each time they search the Web. This exciting concept, which has been featured in news outlets throughout the country, provides financial support for thousands of organizations at no cost to users or to the organizations themselves. All of the funds come from advertisers.