Our Accomplishments

Our first success: NWHM raised $126,000 and generated public support to move this monument of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony from the U.S. Capitol Crypt to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Read more…

When was the NWHM founded?

The National Women's History Museum was founded in 1996 by Karen Staser. Click here for a letter from our founder.

Congress Votes To Create Congressional Commission To Study Creation of National Women's History Museum

DECEMBER 12, 2014 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Women's History Museum (NWHM) today announced Congressional approval of legislation calling for the creation of a privately funded, bipartisan congressional commission to study and produce a plan for a national women's history museum in the nation's capital. The bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) now heads to the White House where it awaits President Obama's signature. 

Read more at http://www.nwhm.org/blog/congress-votes-to-create-congressional-commission/.

Our Site

Our mission is to build the first ever national museum in Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to women’s history. It will be centrally located near the world’s most prestigious museums and monuments in our Nation’s Capital.

Our Architect

NWHM supports having a woman as lead architect for the Museum. It would be the first for a woman to design a museum on or adjacent to the National Mall.

Our Leadership

As we embark on this building project, NWHM will expand its Board and Campaign Committee by reaching out to supporters across the United States.