Summer 2017 Women’s History Events

Coming to the DC area? Here are some Summer 2017 Women’s History Events

There are many wonderful museums in Washington, DC that have planned terrific women’s history programs this summer. Some of our favorites are listed below.

Walking Tours with National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Museum is excited to offer two unique walking tours. Women of Civil War Alexandria discusses women’s roles during the Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia. In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage follows the route of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession through DC and discusses the struggle for equality and the right to vote that lasted over 72 years. Private tours are also available.

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The Hello Girls: America’s First Female Soldiers in War Abroad – and at Home at the Smithsonian

Join historian Elizabeth Cobbs as she discusses her newest book The Hello Girls. Her book tells the story of the first women to serve in the United States Army as part of the Signal Corps during World War I. Dr. Cobbs will be interviewed by Cokie Roberts to discuss the significance of the Hello Girls’ contribution to the Allied victory in World War I and the progression of women’s rights. The Hello Girls will be available for signing. Member pricing available. Charter Members contact history@nwhm.org to receive the promo code.

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Women of Mount Vernon Tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Learn about some of the incredible women who lived and worked at Mount Vernon during George Washington’s time as well as the women who came later and were instrumental in saving and preserving Washington’s beloved home.

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Records of Rights at the National Archives

America’s founding documents – the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights – are icons of human liberty. But the ideals enshrined in those documents did not initially apply to all Americans. Women, one of the largest groups of United States citizens, could not vote until 1920. Nevertheless, records from as early as 1804 show women organizing and striving for full equality. The exhibition showcases original and facsimile National Archives documents.

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