Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines and long-time supporter of the National Women’s History Museum, has been chosen to receive the 2007 Tony Jannus Award honoring her contributions to the commercial aviation industry.
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NWHM ADDRESSES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Two accomplished speakers from the National Women’s History Museum graced a Women’s History Month Special Observance Event at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on March 28. NWHM President Susan Jollie and Board Member Brigadier General Wilma Vaught (USAF, Ret.) were invited to address OPM employees about women in federal service, civilian and military, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »
NWHM A GREAT EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
NWHM is proud to announce the redesign of its Web site (www.nwhm.org) for Women’s History Month 2007. With a new look and added content, the museum has raised its profile and is becoming a premier source of educational materials on women’s history.
GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON SHOWS SUPPORT FOR NWHM
A delegation of representatives from the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM), the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), and NWHM Coalition organizations took a whirlwind trip to Santa Fe on March 23 to participate in a press conference and photo op with New Mexico Governor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson.
NWHM Co-Hosts Book Discussion About Trail-Blazing Lawyer Belva Lockwood
“I cannot vote, but I can be voted for.”
Belva Lockwood, to a reporter during her Presidential campaign in 1884
Along with the National Women’s Law Center and the George Washington University Women’s Studies Program, NWHM co-sponsored a standing-room-only book launch panel discussion and reception at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on March 22, 2007. Author Jill Norgren discussed her new book, Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President, with an introduction by Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read the rest of this entry »
CONGRESSWOMAN MALONEY TOURS PROPOSED NWHM SITE
On March 15, eight-term Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) toured the proposed site of the National Women’s History Museum with NWHM President Susan Jollie, Board Members Linda Denny and Joan Wages, and National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) President Robin Read. Read the rest of this entry »
NWHM JOINS CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY AT THE FINNISH EMBASSY
The Embassy of Finland in Washington hosted an invitation-only “Suffrage Birthday Bash” on March 8, International Women’s Day. The celebration commemorated the 90th anniversary of the National Women’s Party and the centenary of Finland’s universal suffrage. Read the rest of this entry »
NWHM CO-HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION FOR WOMEN LEGISLATORS
On March 5, NWHM co-hosted the Policy Pioneers Reception at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum on Capitol Hill. The Sewall-Belmont House and the National Foundation for Women Legislators joined the museum in sponsoring the event. The program recognized the political leadership of women from the state to the national level. Read the rest of this entry »
NWHM REPRESENTATIVES ATTEND 2007 MANA CONFERENCE
MANA – A National Latina Organizationheld their annual Educational and Training Conference over Memorial Day weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. MANA is a member of NWHM’s National Coalition of women’s professional and service organizations. NWHM Board member Alma Morales Riojas, as President of MANA, hosted the three-day conference, and NWHM President Susan Jollie attended on behalf of the Museum.
STATUE OF SOJOURNER TRUTH TO BE ON DISPLAY IN U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING
The U.S. Senate approved legislation on December 6, 2006, directing the Joint Committee on the Library to accept and display a donated statue of Sojourner Truth in the United States Capitol Building. Truth, a leading 19th century abolitionist and suffragist, will be joining her contemporaries Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott as one of the few women and as the first African American woman to be so honored on Capitol Hill. Read the rest of this entry »