Report by Congressional Commission on the Study of a Potential American Museum of Women’s History

For Immediate Release

Statement of the National Women’s History Museum on the Report by Congressional Commission on the Study of a Potential American Museum of Women’s History

“We thank the Commission for recommending in their report to Congress a national women’s history museum in a prominent location on the National Mall. We greatly appreciate the Commission’s hard work and bi-partisan support. We are proud to have supported them financially and to have worked collaboratively with them over the past 18 months.

“The National Women’s History Museum believes America deserves a Museum that educates, inspires, empowers and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive contributions into our culture and history.  We support a strong public-private partnership that ensures the Museum takes its place among the other great museums in Washington, D.C.

“For more than 20 years, National Women’s History Museum has been dedicated to educating Americans about the diverse historic contributions of women and fought relentlessly to raise awareness about the critical need for a national women’s history museum in our nation’s capital.

“We worked closely with Congress to create legislation that would designate a site for a National Women’s History Museum, which ultimately led to the law that created the Commission. We thank all the cosponsors of that legislation, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Susan Collins, and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Marsha Blackburn.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the commissioners, Congress, our 55,000 charter members and all of our stakeholders to make the museum a reality as soon as possible.”

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.womenshistory.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 womenshistory.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.