On October 29th, Senator Susan Collins introduced S. 2129, the National Women’s History Museum Act. There are 19 original cosponsors of the bill including Senators Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kay Hagan, Amy Klobuchar, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Claire McCaskill, Barbara Mikulski, Lisa Murkowski, Patty Murray, Jeanne Shaheen, Olympia Snowe and Debbie Stabenow, as well as Joe Lieberman, Chuck Grassley, Mark Pryor, and George Voinovich. It is identical language to the bill that recently passed the House. Read the rest of this entry »
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Washington, D.C. – The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is pleased to announce that today the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1700, also known as The National Women’s History Museum Act of 2009.
This legislation is the first critical step, to be followed by action in the U.S. Senate, that will allow NWHM to purchase federal land at 12th and Independence upon which to build a World Class National Women’s History Museum. Read the rest of this entry »
For Immediate Release – September 24, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today hailed committee passage of her bill, H.R. 1700, which establishes a National Women’s History Museum on the Mall in Washington, DC to honor the role that women have played in American History. It passed the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure by a voice vote.
“Less than five percent of the 2,400 national historic landmarks chronicle women’s achievement and of the 211 statues here in the U.S. Capitol, only ten are of female leaders,” Rep. Maloney said. “The museums and memorials in Washington are one measure of what our society values. We already have museums for stamps and spies. This bill would provide women, comprising 53% of our population, a long overdue home to honor their many contributions to building our country.” Read the rest of this entry »
The winning architectural design for the African American Museum was announced this past week. There are several interesting points from our perspective as NWHM contemplates building its own museum. Most importantly is that the exterior design should be an extension of the museum’s program. Read the rest of this entry »
The African American Museum to be located on the National Mall is two or three years ahead of NWHM in its museum planning process, so we follow them with great interest. They spent much of the last few years designing the program of their museum – what it will have in it and how the story will be told. A design selection committee was chosen consisting of architects, historians, exhibit designers and other experts in museum design. Read the rest of this entry »
General Services Administration Portfolio Enhancement Act of 2008 (Introduced in House)
H. R. 6548
To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in the District of Columbia.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 17, 2008
Mrs. MALONEY of New York (for herself, Ms. DELAURO, Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, Ms. KAPTUR, and Ms. NORTON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Read the rest of this entry »
Congressional Actions Related To The Creation Of Museums In The Washington, Dc Area
P.L. 95-596 – Joint resolution to initiate preliminary studies for the restoration and renovation of the Pension Building in Washington, DC, to house a Museum of the Building Arts, and for other purposes (November 4, 1978).
P.L. 96-515 – Title III of the National Historic Preservation Act-To authorize and direct the Secretary of Interior and the Administrator of the General Services Administration enter into a cooperative agreement with the Committee for a National Museum of the Building Arts, Inc. for the operation of a National Museum for the Building Arts in a Federal Building located in the block bounded by Fourth Street, Fifth Street, F. Street and G street (the Pension Building)
( December 12, 1980). Read the rest of this entry »
To provide a site for the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 20, 2007
Ms. COLLINS (for herself, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. BENNETT, Mrs. BOXER, Ms. CANTWELL, Mrs. CLINTON, Mr. COLEMAN, Mr. DURBIN, Mrs. DOLE, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Ms. LANDRIEU, Mrs. LINCOLN, Mrs. MCCASKILL, Ms. MIKULSKI, Ms. MURKOWSKI, Mrs. MURRAY, Ms. SNOWE, Ms. STABENOW, and Mr. VOINOVICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
NWHM COALITION MEMBERS SIGN LETTER TO T&I COMMITTEE
NWHM Coalition Members show support of the NWHM legislation for a permanent museum site.
In 2002 NWHM formed a national coalition. This coalition is comprised of 31 service, professional, and educational organizations which represent over 8.5 million people. Each organization agreed to support NWHM efforts to secure a building site near the National Mall. Many of these organizations have previously sent letters to Congress, lobbied on our behalf and included NWHM information about NWHM in their newsletters and Web sites. Read the rest of this entry »