January 15th, 2013
The National Women’s History Museum brought on its newest staff member, Elizabeth Maurer, on Monday as the Museum’s Director of Programs. The Museum is delighted to have Ms. Maurer join the staff and trusts that her expertise will help to further develop and improve current Museum programs, and create new and enriching programs that will have a positive impact on the public.
Maurer was most recently the Director of Re-Living History in Alexandria, VA. There, she developed and presented public programs matched to K-12 state and national standards for science, history, and civics. She also created comprehensive, educational curriculums in various content areas and developed and lead teacher workshops combining subject matter content and innovative teaching strategies.
From March 2008 to May 2010, she was the Director of Operations at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington. As Director, she researched, wrote and designed comprehensive educational curriculum in history, civics and science. She supervised the Museum’s Forensic Science programs and established program goals and objectives to meet national curriculum standards while employing object-based learning techniques. She also devised and implemented a strategic plan to market education programs via social networking, educational products &on-/off-site programs to target audiences, resulting in increased visitation.
Maurer has her Master’s in Teaching with an emphasis in Museum Education from George Washington University.
June 15th, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM SELECTS TEXAS SOCIAL ACTIVIST
CAREY C. SHUART TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHAIR
WASHINGTON, DC –June 13, 2012- The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) today announced that it has selected Texas social activist Carey C. Shuart to serve as Interim Chair of the NWHM’s Board of Directors. A Houston resident, Shuart is Co-Founder of the Women’s Archive and Research Center at the University of Houston and is a Partner in Shuart Farms at Eagle Lake, Texas.
Shuart has served as a board member of NWHM for the past year and is a Patron of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Houston. She also founded and served as President of the Friends of Women’s Studies Advisory Board for a number of years and was awarded the Chair’s Award from the University of Houston Alumni Association for her many volunteer contributions to the university. Shuart’s selection was made at the June 5 meeting of the Board of Directors in Washington, DC. Read the rest of this entry »
June 14th, 2012
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Jan Du Plain – 202-486-7004
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM EXPANDS STAFF AND SERVICES
WASHINGTON, DC – June 14, 2012- The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) today announced it has included two new positions designed to expand its services and outreach. The new positions include a special consultant to advise on online exhibits and education programs and a volunteer coordinator to enhance communications with volunteers nationwide.
NWHM announced it has hired Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD, founder and CEO, HistoryIT of Chicago, as a special consultant to advise the museum about their online exhibits and education programs. Dr. Gwinn-Becker will also work with the NWHM Scholars Advisory Committee. Read the rest of this entry »
May 5th, 2010
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 »
December 16th, 2009
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.
May 29th, 2009
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.
May 7th, 2009
“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 »
April 2nd, 2009
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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March 26th, 2009
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 »
April 19th, 2008
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 »