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NWHM to Testify at Capitol Hearing on Women’s History Museum

March 24th, 2014

NWHM President & CEO Joan Wages will join Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to testify in support of our bill, HR 863 at a hearing before the House Natural Resources’ Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee tomorrow, March 25th at 2pm EDT.

To those in the Washington, D.C. area, we would be honored to have you join us.  The hearing will be held in 1334 Longworth House Office Building hearing room. Those unable to attend can watch the hearing via the Committee website. (Click on the second video webcast for room 1334 Longworth.)

Thank you for your continuing support of our mission. Together, we WILL succeed in honoring all of the women who have shaped this great nation by providing them the home they so richly deserve.

Please let the Committee and your Representative and Senators know that you support our efforts! Send a letter today!

Let the Energy and Natural Resources know of your support via twitter: @NatResources

Revenge of the Women’s Studies Professor: A One-Person Play by Dr. Bonnie Morris

March 18th, 2014

Join us on Thursday, March 20 from 7:30-9:30pm for a performance of Dr. Bonnie Morris’ (GWU & Georgetown University) one-person play Revenge of the Women’s Studies Professor. Click here for more info.

Standing Up For Change: Women & The Civil Rights Movement

March 10th, 2014

Game Changers: American Women in Sports

January 23rd, 2014

Please Join Us on March 4 – NWHM Lobby Day

January 16th, 2014

NWHM had its 2nd Annual LA Event on Oct. 24th

October 29th, 2013

NWHM’s Los Angeles Regional Committee hosted its 2nd event in LA on Thursday Oct. 24th where it honored Grammy, Oscar and Tony-Award Winning Actress Rita Moreno, Actress and Activist Fran Drescher and the United Nation’s Girl Up program which provides girls around the world with life-changing opportunities.  The event was held at Mr. C Hotel. Check out some of the photos from the event below:

Join NWHM and GWU for our forum “Making a Business of Change: American Women in Business” on Nov. 12th

October 23rd, 2013

Click the image below to purchase tickets!

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“A New Order: Change for Women in the U.S. Military”

October 16th, 2013

If you were unable to join us on Oct. 2nd for the first forum in our joint lecture series with

The George Washington University, you can view the video below:

Part II:

NWHM’s de Pizan Honors Covered by “The Hill”

October 11th, 2013

Former President Johnson’s daughter: ‘I swore I would never marry a politician’

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/328035-former-president-johnsons-daughter-i-swore-i-would-never-marry-a-politician#ixzz2hRY9J2XF
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By Patrick Mortiere – 10/11/13 12:46 PM ET

After growing up with a president for a dad, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb wanted to make sure she would tie the knot with a decidedly non-political mate. But things don’t always go quite as planned.

“When I married this young man, I swore I would never marry a politician. And I married him for better or for worse, and that’s what I got,” the daughter of the late President Johnson told The Hill with a smile Wednesday at the National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) de Pizan Honors in downtown Washington.

It’s now been nearly half a century since the one-time first daughter took the plunge with former governor and Sen. Charles Robb (D-Va.). “Well, 46 years. I never thought I would be in politics again, and it wasn’t my choice, but I chose the man,” Johnson Robb, 69, said as her longtime hubby stood beside her.

Johnson Robb was on-hand at the NWHM’s third annual awards gala to honor “The Cosby Show” actress Phylicia Rashad, singer Denyce Graves and radiologist Dr. Etta Pisano.

The NWHM has spent years pushing Congress to create a commission to designate a permanent home on the National Mall for its efforts.

While the VIP crowd gathered for the swank awards ceremony, the partial government shutdown wasn’t far from many attendees’ minds.

When asked how it felt to be back in Washington under the unusual circumstances, Rashad, a Howard University graduate replied, “It’s shut down. People are the same, you know? The people are the same.”

Photos: (top) Former Sen. Chuck Robb, Denyce Graves and her daughter, Ella Thomas-Montgomery, and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb; (below) Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Phylicia Rashad / Courtesy of Neshan H. Naltchayan

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#ThrowbackThursday: Post-de Pizan 2013 Edition

October 10th, 2013

By Elissa Blattman: Project Assistant

Yesterday we held our 3rd annual de Pizan Honors!  The event went really well and was a blast!  A special thanks goes out to those of you who attended.  We’re still in the de Pizan mood here at the Museum, so this week’s Throwback Thursday post is all about our honorees.  Below you can find the list of this year’s honorees and the awards they were given, as well as some of our favorite clips that show off their work!

Denyce Graves - Marian Anderson Living Legacy Award
Dr. Etta Pisano - Dr. Helen Taussig Living Legacy Award
Phylicia Rashad - Lena Horne Living Legacy Award
Ken Burns - Henry Blackwell Award

Marian Anderson

Denyce Graves

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