Download Women's History Posters

National Women's History Museum is pleased to make available these temporary exhibits and biography poster sets. These posters are wonderful educational resource for teachers, libraries, and other community organizations. The sets are available at no cost to download, print, and use. Feel free to share them with educators in your area.

More temporary exhibit poster sets are in progress so please check back to see what new resources have been added. Thank you to the many small donors who made this project possible.

Working for Equality: Women in Labor and Business

Women have long participated in the paid labor force and operated businesses. When wages were low and conditions poor, women leaders emerged who organized and called for change. At the other end of the spectrum, women often challenged societal norms to run their own successful companies. Women fought hard to be seen as equals. These are only some of the women who helped pave the way for future generations.

Download: Working for Equality (11x17) | Working for Equality (24x36)

Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Experience

As far back as the 19th century, African American women fought for rights. They resisted slavery and spoke out against racism. They established women’s clubs to improve conditions for African Americans. They worked in politics and journalism, organized black labor, and supported education. In the 20th century, they formed the backbone of the modern Civil Rights Movement. African American women were the critical mass, the grassroots leaders challenging America to embrace justice and equality for all.

Download: Civil Rights Poster (11x17) | Civil Rights Poster (24x36)
Download: African American Activists Poster (11x17)

Arts & Culture

Celebrate women’s contributions to American Arts and Culture. Women’s creative expression and cultural achievements helped to fashion the American cultural landscape. These ten sports figures, filmmakers, artists, dancers, and writers created works of beauty and intellect that continue to profoundly influence our country. Their achievements in fields of creative endeavor and popular culture enriched the lives of all Americans.

Download: Arts & Culture Poster (11x17) | Arts & Culture Poster (24x36)


Throughout American history, women have sought out ways to improve their communities and their nation. They identified social problems, demanded solutions, and fought for equality. These ten activist women spoke out for voting rights, marched for civil rights, and advanced the cause of labor. They proved that women’s voices broadcast important messages for freedom and equality.

Download: Activism Poster (11x17) | Activism Poster (24x36)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Today’s young women and girls may be inspired by women of the past who broke barriers to achieve success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. These ten women represent medicine, physics, engineering, aviation, chemistry, and biology. Their stories demonstrate the challenges of attaining professional success in traditionally male-dominated fields as well as their work to improve the lives of all Americans.

Download: STEM Poster (11x17) | STEM Poster (24x36)