Suffrage Statue

As its first major achievement, the NWHM spearheaded the effort with other women’s organizations to raise $126,000 and generate public support to move this monument of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony out of its 76‑year confinement in the Capitol Crypt to the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.  Now over 4 million visitors a year can see the contributions of these leaders of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

11 Responses to “Suffrage Statue”

  1. Tenley Peteson says:

    Wow, this is wonderful. Great work! I look forward to visiting the museum someday.

  2. Elyssa Salinas says:

    This is an incredible accomplishment for women and the woman’s movement. As a young feminist I feel proud that my daughter will get to visit this statue and see our founding mothers.

  3. LaTondra sapp says:

    I visited Capitol Hill just last week and was quite impressed to see the monument and more importanly Im glad it has a place in the rotunda. Thanks

  4. What a great first step in getting more women in our nation’s capitol and in giving more recognition to these incredibly brave women who fought for our rights before us! Bravo!


    Thrilled to be an initial Charter Member, I am hosting a consciousness & fundraising Event for the Museum in October 2012. Plan to fold this into w/what will be the 21st “I Believe Anita Hill” Party, an annual gala here in Columbia, SC. Am inviting Meryl or Joan Wages or Karen Staser to headline what will be a blockbuster of a gathering.

  6. At Steepletop in Austerlitz, NY, the historic home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay we celebrate her achievements every day and one of those very special events in her life was reciting her poem “The Patriot” at the dedication of this wonderful statue. Later she renamed the poem for just one women, her husband’s first wife: “To Inez Milholland.”
    Nothing could please us more than to be connected to this wonderful museum.

  7. Ammie Moak says:

    like reading the web log and remember that the travelling you are along wish make a very valuable journey toward the wellness of others. Give thanks!

  8. NWHM says:

    Dear Ammie,

    Thank you for your comment! Glad you enjoy our site.

  9. [...] as a founding board member of the NWHM working to raise money and pass legislation to move the Suffrage Statue, depicting founders of the U.S. suffrage movement, from the Capitol Crypt upstairs into the [...]

  10. They ought to sell a picture (8X10). I’d buy some! For me, daughter in laws and grandaughters.

    I remember seeing a framed picture of the stature in OUR now Representator Derek Kilmer of 26 th District of Washington STATE when he was a state
    Senator in the State Legistature. Thank you.

  11. [...] the 1920’s and was quickly relegated to its basement home, hidden beneath the Capitol. Today, the Suffrage Statue featuring Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is on display in the Capitol [...]

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