August 6th, 2009
August – the month of Equality Day:
Someday Equality Day greeting cards will be sent, and standard printed calendars will note the date.
August 26th: the day to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the past struggles for women’s rights – the day to celebrate the progress made in gaining women’s rights…also how much more has to be done.
When the National Women’s History Museum is a central showpiece in our nation’s capital it will be the focus for further reflection and advancements and speed understanding and further progress.
Go NWHM Go!
–By NWHM Board Member Judy Kaplan
July 1st, 2009
As you celebrate the Fourth of July this year, take a moment to remember some of the amazing women involved in the Revolution. Did you know that several women served as spies during the war? Anna “Nancy” Smith Strong was a member of the Culper Spy Ring and used laundry on her clothesline to send messages to other spies. Lydia Darragh gathered coded British reports and was able to warn George Washington about a surprise attack. Nancy Morgan Hart actually captured British officers and Torie loyalists and helped defend a fort from attack by the British and Native Americans.
To read more about these and other amazing women, read the American Revolution section of Clandestine Women.
June 25th, 2009
NWHM staff is busy calling all of the House offices to remind them about HR 1700, the National Women’s History Museum Act. We currently have 28 cosponsors—so this outreach is making an impact!
We are still waiting for Senators Maria Cantwell (WA), Dianne Feinstein (CA), and Lisa Murkowski (AK) to sign on to the Senate companion bill before it is reintroduced. Please continue writing letters to them, as well as to your other representatives, from our website.
June 11th, 2009
We’re stoking the fires again on the legislation for our building site. Congress is dragging its feet and we need to make sure that they know women in this country want a women’s museum in our nation’s capital.
To write a letter, please click here.
June 4th, 2009
Word of NWHM is traveling fast! Theresa Buczek’s 6th grade class at Winburn Middle School in Lexington, KY urges Congress to support our efforts. Click here to listen to their radio spot. Read the rest of this entry »
May 21st, 2009
Women Created Memorial Day!
Much of women’s history is missing from our public story. One more example — women were almost entirely responsible for the recognition of Memorial Day. Its origin was the Civil War and until recently, the day focused on the terrible War between the states that, at tremendous human cost, ended slavery. Read the rest of this entry »
May 14th, 2009
We are still hard at work trying to get the legislation passed. HR 1700 has added many cosponsors and we expect the Senate companion bill to be re-introduced soon. Please send a letter to Congress urging them to cosponsor and pass the National Women’s History Act. If you previously sent a letter — send another! Click here to send.
April 30th, 2009
On April 28, six NWHM Board Members and Advisors attended the dedication of the Sojourner Truth bust in Emancipation Hall of the new Capitol Visitor Center. She becomes only the 10th statue of a woman to stand in the U. S. Capitol building, out of 211 statues. Read the rest of this entry »
April 23rd, 2009
Give us some feedback! What subjects would you like to see covered next on NWHM’s CyberMuseum?
Over the years we have received numerous suggestions for future exhibits. We have most recently been working on an exhibit on African American women and another on women in film and are considering women in religion and Spanish women (immigrating into Florida) – all at members’ suggestions. But we want to hear from you before determining what subject to cover next! Read the rest of this entry »