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Women of Civil War Alexandria Walking Tour

October 1st, 2016

Oct 15th and Nov 13th at 11am

Learn more about women’s roles during the Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria was in a unique position during the Civil War. It was a city with Southern sympathies continuously occupied by the Union Army and virtually operating as a Northern supply depot due to its proximity to Washington, DC and its transportation infrastructure. The women who remained in Alexandria and those who came during occupation experienced the War not as a battle but a day-to-day way of life. This tour will explore the stories of a diverse group of women and their experiences living in Civil War Alexandria. To buy tickets please visit: http://www.nwhm.org/get-involved/events/walking-tours.

National Women’s History Museum, Glamour, And Lifeway Foods Present 5th Annual Women Making History Event

July 25th, 2016

Rachel Zoe, Abigail Breslin, Toni Ko, and Tracee Ellis Ross to be honored

 

On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM), its Los Angeles Regional Council, Glamour, and Lifeway Foods, will host an exclusive brunch to commemorate the achievements of women and to generate awareness of NWHM and the importance of preserving women’s history. NWHM’s mission is to educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future by integrating women’s distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. A key element of advancing that mission is tobuild a world-class museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

 

This year’s honorees are a diverse group of accomplished women representing the many facets of the entertainment, lifestyle, and beauty industries. The 2016 honorees include Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe; Oscar-nominated actress, Project Sunshine ambassador, star of Scream Queens on FOX, Abigail Breslin; entrepreneur Toni Ko, Founder and CEO of NYX Cosmetics and PERVERSE Sunglasses; and Actress and Emmy Nominee Tracee Ellis Ross. Through their philanthropic and professional endeavors, each of these women are outstanding examples of what women can accomplish.

 

“We are delighted to join our LA Council to honor these four remarkable women. This event presents a unique opportunity for us to illuminate female role models and their successes are an inspiration for future generations of girls and boys” says NWHM President and CEO Joan Wages, “For too long women’s contributions and achievements have been left out of the historical narrative and it’s time to ensure that women’s contributions are included to complete America’s story.”

 

The event will be held at The Montage Beverly Hills – 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. This event is presented by Glamour and Lifeway Foods. Other sponsors include PANDORA Jewelry, Shiseido, Talbots, and Earth Friendly Products. Red carpet arrivals begin promptly at 10:30 am; program and awards begin at 11:30 am.

 

For more information on NWHM or to become a member, please visit nwhm.org/womenmakinghistoryla.

 

 

 

 

About the National Women’s History Museum

Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM, Inc.) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the general public about the diverse historic contributions of women and raising awareness about the critical need for a national women’s history museum in our nation’s capital. Currently located online at www.nwhm.org, the Museum’s goal is to build a world-class, permanent museum on or near the National Mall that will herald and display the collective history of American women. A Congressional Commission has been established that is charged with producing a feasible plan, which would include the governance, fundraising, location and organizational structure of the museum. For additional information visit NWHM.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Glamour 

Glamour is one of the biggest women’s media brands in its competitive set, reaching an all-time high of one out of eight American women, with 10 million print readers and 10 million unique users online. Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, honoring print and digital excellence, and General Excellence for its category. Its content is available in an iPad edition, apps, podcasts, and books—including two New York Times best sellers. Glamour’s video channel boasts 49 video series and has received substantial critical accolades, including a 2014 National Magazine Award for Video and a 2015 Emmy. With a robust social strategy across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Pinterest, and Tumblr, Glamour’s total social media footprint is at a record high of 95 million touchpoints. For more information, visit Glamour.com.

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About Lifeway Foods

About Lifeway Foods, Inc. Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY), recently named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies, is America’s leading supplier of the probiotic fermented beverage known as kefir. In addition to its line of drinkable kefir, the company also produces frozen kefir, specialty cheeses and a ProBugs line for kids. Lifeway’s tart and tangy cultured dairy products are now sold across the United States, Canada, Latin America and the United Kingdom. Learn how Lifeway is good for more than just you at Lifewaykefir.com.

 

 

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For press inquiries or credentials, please contact Chet Mehta or Alana Yankowitz of PR Dept. at chet@pr-dept.com / alana@pr-dept.com / 323-556-3100.

 

 

In Their Footsteps Suffrage Walking Tour

June 2nd, 2016

On June 17 at 11am you can walk on the same ground where suffragists fought for the right to vote in the “In Their Footsteps” tour. Through the power of place, images, and the suffragists’ own words, the struggle for equality will become real and visceral. Afterwards, you will not only have a greater understanding of the women’s struggles to secure the right to vote, but you will also become more inspired to vote yourself. The American woman suffrage movement is recognized as officially starting in 1848, at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in New York. Over the next 72 years, generations of activist women (and men) worked tirelessly until the 19th Amendment was adopted. It took the efforts of a wide range of women, from the most radical advocates of male and female equality, to women who saw the right to vote as necessary to more effectively advocate for moral and social reform. Their efforts to succeed set the stage for grassroots efforts to come, proving that determined citizens can achieve change.

 

The tour begins just outside the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station near the Navy Memorial. The tour will cover 2.5 miles and will last about an hour and a half, ending at the Library of Congress. Please bring water. The tour will still occur if it is raining.

 

Tickets

$15 per person
$12 per person for NWHM Charter Members (To obtain Member discount code, please log into the Members Only section.)

To buy tickets please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-their-footsteps-suffrage-history-walking-tour-tickets-24652596580

Fair Labor Lawyer Author Talk with Marlene Trestman

June 2nd, 2016

Wednesday, June 8 at 12pm

 

Lawyer Marlene Trestman will discuss and sign her new book Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin on Wednesday, June 8 at 12pm in the Pickford Theater in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress.

 

Before there was a Notorious RBG, there was an Audacious Bessie Margolin, and I wrote Fair Labor Lawyer to restore Margolin’s rightful place in history. From New Orleans’s Jewish orphanage in which Margolin was raised, to the United States Supreme Court in which she won 21 of 24 cases she argued, Fair Labor Lawyer reveals the fascinating journey of this legal trailblazer and reluctant feminist. Lawyer-turned-author Marlene Trestman, had a personal relationship with Margolin that stemmed from common childhood experiences.

 

Learn more about the event here: http://read.gov/events/

 

A longer description of the book can be found here: http://lsupress.org/books/detail/fair-labor-lawyer/

Walking Tours on Suffrage and Women in Civil War

April 27th, 2016

Alexandria – June 17

 

For more information, go to https://www.nwhm.org/get-involved/events/walking-tours

Join NWHM’s Program Director for a Free Panel Discussion at the Strathmore Mansion

April 13th, 2016

This Time Tomorrow: Women in Religious Reform Movements
Monday, April 18, 2016, 7pm

 

Panel Discussion with Asra Nomani, Rabbi Esther Lederman, Jeannette Mulherin & Elizabeth Maurer
Moderated by Maureen Fiedler, host of NPR’s Interfaith Voices

 

Presented in conjunction with I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk

 

Anne Hutchinson’s courageous resistance to male domination of religion in her Puritan world of the 1600s made her an icon of equality for all. Prior to Strathmore’s world premiere of I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk starring Kristin Chenoweth, join us for a conversation on the history and current state of reform movements in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Maureen Fiedler of NPR’s Interfaith Voices hosts this panel featuring former Wall Street Journal reporter and Georgetown University visiting scholar Asra Nomani, Rabbi Esther Lederman, and past president of the Women’s Ordination Conference Jeannette Mulherin.

 

Free; registration required. https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/this-time-tomorrow

 

These discussions are a part of a series of events leading up to our World Premiere production, I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk on April 23 & 24. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #IAm.

I am Anne Hutchinson / I am Harvey Milk at Strathmore

March 5th, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 4pm
The Music Center

 

I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk is a new concept opera Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Andrew Lippa, with The National Philharmonic, Alexandria Harmonizers, & Colin Wheeler, words & music by Andrew Lippa. Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Anne Hutchinson / I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional, musical celebration of two American icons.

I Am Harvey Milk is the story of the civil rights icon’s life from boyhood through his tenure as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California, to his assassination. Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa tells the tale through soaring melodies and beautiful lyrics.

Now for the first time ever, I Am Harvey Milk will be presented along with the world premiere of Lippa’s newest work, I Am Anne Hutchinson. Hutchinson is viewed by many as the mother of women’s rights and religious tolerance in America. In 1637, the Massachusetts Bay Colony tried her for insubordination to the established patriarchal church for the “sin” of forming women’s study groups. While she was branded a radical, like Milk centuries later, her tragic end only strengthened her legend, furthering her cause of women’s independence and pursuit of spiritual grace.

Strathmore is pleased to partner with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the National Women’s History Museum, who will benefit from the proceeds of these performances.

WMH DC 2016

December 14th, 2015

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For more information, visit nwhm.org/womenmakinghistory

Find the Women Scavenger Hunt at the National Air and Space Museum

November 4th, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Ave SW, DC, DC

NWHM will host a scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Participants will be given clues and a guide to find the places in the museum that feature women and their contributions. The scavenger hunt will be followed by an optional discussion in the museum’s food court. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Golden Age of Flight exhibit room on the first floor. The activity coordinator will remain at the Golden Age of Flight until 10:30 a.m., in case of late arrivals.

This is a family friendly event and both men and women are encouraged to attend. Bring your smart phone for a more interactive experience; however, paper forms will be available as well. To register go to http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/find-the-women-scavenger-hunt-at-national-air-and-space-museum/

Google Art Talk: Crusade for the Vote

October 14th, 2015

Join the Museum for a conversation on U.S. woman suffrage. A panel of experts will discuss the history of the woman suffrage movement, the National Woman’s Party, women and voting today and the impact of the movement.

Our panelists include: Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters, Allison Lange, Ph.D., assistant professor of History at Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Jessica Tava, board member of Sewell Belmont House and Museum. Elizabeth Maurer, Director of Programs for the National Women’s History Museum, will serve as moderator.

Discussions will kick off 12 noon.

After registering, you will receive an email with the URL of the Talk. Sign up at http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/crusade-for-the-vote/