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Neiman Marcus and the National Women’s History Museum Invite you to an Event on April 14th

March 20th, 2012




Neiman Marcus

Mazza Gallerie

Washington, DC


Invite you to an exclusive preview of the

SPRING 2012 Collection

Seated Luncheon with Fashion Presentation
Featuring National Women’s History Museum supporters

Be entered to win a $1000 EILEEN FISHER shopping spree and
receive a gift with any $500 EILEEN FISHER purchase

Saturday, April 14
12:00 pm

R Room
Level Three

A $50 donation to NWHM is kindly requested.

For questions:
202.966.9700, ext. 2352

Eileen Fisher is a proud supporter of the National Women’s History Museum ( Neiman Marcus and Eileen Fisher will donate a percentage of proceeds from the sales of the day to National Women’s History Museum. The 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.

Women’s History Trivia Night!

March 20th, 2012


Get your Women’s History Groove On…

Join the National Women’s History Museum at the Biergarten Haus on Tuesday, March 20th 

1355 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002


 An evening of women’s history trivia in honor of Women’s History Month!

 No cover charge

Great beer and food specials!

 For directions and menu go to the Biergarten Haus website:

 Prizes including $50 gift certificate to the Biergarten Haus, iTunes gift cards, and memberships to the National Women’s History Museum

 10% of all proceeds from the evening will be donated to the National Women’s History Museum.

 Questions please contact Marjahn at 703-461-1920 or



It’s Women’s History Month!

March 1st, 2012

by Cathy Pickles, NWHM staff member

As I write this, there are signs of Spring in my garden. A few daffodils are in bloom and visitors to my bird feeder seem to have more to say (and LOUDLY) than in the last few weeks. The earth is waking up again and there is talk everywhere of new beginnings, the setting of fresh goals and general optimism. It seems appropriate, then, that March is National Women’s History Month in the United States. I confess that I knew little about the origins of this commemoration of the lives of our foremothers and their impact on all of us until recently.

The seed of a month-long celebration of the lives and accomplishments of women was planted on March 8, 1911 with the celebration of International Woman’s Day (singular) in Europe. It was reported that over one million people observed that day in Austria, Denmark , Germany and Switzerland. The focus of this first commemoration was the fight for women’s voting rights. In 1977, the United Nations designated March 8 as the “UN Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace” also known as “International Women’s Day.” This year’s theme is, “Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty.” Read the rest of this entry »

Right Here I See My Own Books-March 2, 2012

February 1st, 2012

Right Here I See My Own Books Detailed Itinerary for Universities

The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in partnership with the National Women’s History Museum and the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies  is hosting a special presentation of Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman’s Building Library at the World’s Columbian Exposition (University of Massachusetts Press January 2012). The book’s co-authors, Sarah Wadsworth, associate professor of English at Marquette University and Wayne A. Wiegand, F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus at Florida State University, will be presenting on Friday, March 2 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, (10 First Street, S.E. Washington, DC), Whittall Pavilion. This is going to be a very special event with Right Here I See My Own Books offering new insights about this first effort to assemble a comprehensive library of women’s texts at the end of the 19th Century.


The Woman’s Building at the Columbian Exposition housed the Library featuring over 8,000 books written by women.  While American women wrote the majority of the books, women from other countries were also represented at this World’s Fair and their books spanned women’s writings from the 15th through the 19th Centuries. An interesting note is that one of our Coalition members, the American Library Association, headquartered in Chicago, participated in the construction of the original library in the Woman’s Building. One of the major benefits of the authors’ research for the book has once again gathered the titles of the books that were in the Library of the Woman’s Building. Using the power of the Internet, the authors are placing the information in an online database so that it can be accessed by researchers, students and those interested in women’s history throughout the world! Read the rest of this entry »

Women’s History in Washington Lecture Series

March 31st, 2011

The National Women’s History Museum and United States Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to the inauguration of the

Women’s History in Washington Lecture Series

 Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Political Culture

A Lecture by Marjorie J. Spruill

Professor of History, University of South Carolina,

Wilson Center Fellow, 2010-11

 and the opening of the exhibit

Women on the Move: The First National Women’s Conference, Houston, 1977 

Photographs by its official photographer, Diana Mara Henry

Friday April 8, 2011 – Lecture, 3-5 p.m. – Flom Auditorium, Sixth Floor

Exhibit opening and reception, 5-6 p.m., Fifth Floor

Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

Please respond with acceptances only to

Shine On April 12 Event

February 28th, 2011

You are invited to join NWHM in partnership with Good Housekeeping Magazine for Shine On, a gala on April 12 in New York, celebrating women making history.

The star-studded gala, hosted by actress and model Rebecca Romijn, will benefit the National Women’s History Museum and feature special guest Meryl Streep and many others.

April 12, 2011
8:00 PM
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

To purchase tickets visit

Ticket prices are $54.50-$79.50.

A portion of the sponsorships for this event are being donated to NWHM.
Tickets are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

New Jersey Regional Council Gala-March 31

February 11th, 2011

Join us at a Gala event in honor of the National Women’s History Museum, introducing Joan Wages, President & CEO

Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:00-9:00 pm

The Hyatt Regency
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Business Attire

Hosted by the New Jersey Regional Council of the National Women’s History Museum:
Janice Kovach
Senator Barbara Buono
Councilwoman Mildred Crump
Joan Verplanck
Karen Kominsky
Jeannine LaRue
Jason Casesse

To purchase tickets online:

To pay by check or credit card, print out the registration form, complete the information, indicate credit or check (payable to: the National Women’s History Museum). Send the form with preferred method of payment to:

National Women’s History Museum
c/o Sally Anderson/NJ Gala event
205 S. Whiting Street, Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304

RSVP to: Janice Kovach at or call 908-399-8921 by March 28th

Save the Date: September 21

June 25th, 2010

Join Us
~ Celebrate Women ~

Our Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C., has many wonderful museums, but one important museum is missing. Help us to recognize and honor the lives of Women.

Help us build The National Women’s History Museum.


The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is a nonprofit, educational organization. Our mission is to enlighten the public on women’s many contributions to our nation.

The NWHM website ( provides a wealth of information, including 19 online exhibits and over 250 fascinating biographies. Legislation has been passed by the House and is pending in the Senate.

Click here to view Ticket Prices
To RSVP: Email or call 202-546-9250.

To order tickets (via a mail-in form) click here.
To order tickets online, click here. PLEASE BE SURE TO DESIGNATE THE SEPTEMBER 21ST EVENT.





Shine On Event Success

April 19th, 2010

The NWHM and Good Housekeeping event was a spectacular success! Below are links to websites that have covered the event. Keep checking back for more information! Read the rest of this entry »

In Celebration of African American History Month NWHM Unveils Newest Online Exhibit

February 24th, 2010

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is pleased to announce the launch of its newest Online Exhibit today entitled “Claiming Their Citizenship: African American Women From 1624-2009.” The exhibit seeks to present African American women collectively and exceptionally throughout American history. Starting with Isabel, the first known African American woman, in 1624 and climaxing with First Lady Michelle Obama in 2008, African American women have contributed to the warp and woof of American history, culture and character. Click here to view the exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »