The founding of Jamestown in 1607 has long been a mandatory topic in American history courses. The story has been romanticized and retold in movies and books that popularized the names of the most famous characters – John Smith, Powhatan, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe. While the founding and subsequent struggles have assumed epic proportions, storytellers have largely ignored the women of Jamestown. These forgotten women and their crucial role to the success of Jamestown are the focus of the National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) newest Cyber Exhibit – Building the New World: The Women of Jamestown Settlement.
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For Equality Day, the NWHM proudly launches the cyber-exhibit Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders. This exhibit explores the history of the woman suffrage movement. “Rights for Women” chronicles the movements from its origins in 1848 when supporters held the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Fall, New York through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Read the rest of this entry »
NWHM EXHIBIT HONORING WOMEN’S SERVICE
DURING WORLD WAR II OPENS MAY 30, 2004
The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is partnering with the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation (The Women’s Memorial) to present a comprehensive look at the roles of women in World War II .The Exhibition, Partners in Winning the War – Women in World War II recognizes the roles of civilian women who also served and sacrificed to protect our country while so much of the male population was deployed. The Exhibition opens on Sunday, May 30, 2004 with a series of events. Read the rest of this entry »
Clandestine Women: The Untold Stories of Women in Espionage
The National Women’s History Museum presents the exhibit “Clandestine Women: The Untold Stories of Women in Espionage,” to honor all women intelligence officers who have served this country throughout its history. The exhibit was curated by Linda McCarthy, the founding curator of the CIA Exhibit Center. It was installed in the Women In Military Service For America Memorial located in Arlington Cemetery. The exhibit was scheduled for March 26, 2002 through December 31, 2002. It was later extended through January 22nd. Read the rest of this entry »