National Womens History Museum

Rating: 4.69 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Women

Location: 205 S. Whiting St Ste 254 Alexandria VA 22304 USA

Mission: The National Women's History Museum (NWHM), founded in 1996, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation's history. Until legislation passes in Congress designating a permanent museum in Washington, D.C., the NWHM promotes women's history through its temporary exhibits, special events, Cyber Museum, and online educational materials.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the National Women's History Museum for over 13 years. Its growth and reach during those years is remarkable! Today it operates as a cyber-museum allowing anyone with internet access to enjoy the educational exhibits, see profiles of remarkable women and interesting events. Teachers use the NWHM site to download lesson plans for each exhibit. When I tell stories of women who made a big impact on our nation the question from the listener is always "Why didn't I know about this? Where can I learn?" This is what the NWHM is all about. One day visitors will be able to learn about women's contributions to our culture and society by visiting the National Women's History Museum in Washington, DC. This will be the first museum dedicated to the history of women in any nation's capital in the world.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

You mean there isn't one? The reality is that there is no museum about women in Washington, DC or any other world capitol. I would give the NWHM 5 stars, if it were not for the fact that there is no building on The Mall to tell the many stories of many women who have contributed to our nation's history. Men in Congress have had the power to stop or delay a bill that would create land without government money to build a Museum. Check out the museum's website to see informative summaries of women in history. It is fun to play with and interesting to read. All privately funded and with no taxpayer taxed. I have enjoyed my relationship with this museum so much because of its committed staff and volunteers and watching the growing support for this soon to be national treasure. Everyone will have a lot to learn about the role of women in science, technology, the arts, the military, entrepreneurship. . .

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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It is no small task to build a national museum in Washington -- two male senators put a hold on this museum's legislation last session of Congress -- and that meant starting over again. But while the museum works to get a building site, it also gets women's history out into the public through its website (www.nwhm.org) that has a ton of information about the many ways women have helped to build our nation. There are online exhibits on a range of topics -- a recent one is on women entrepreneurs. I've heard teachers say how much they appreciate the website and its lesson plans because textbooks have very little about women in history.

As long as Congress is only 20% women, it may be a tough climb for this museum to get federal land but the more people know about this effort to honor our nation's women at the National Mall, the more likely it will happen.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

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I have donated to this org for years. In the last 15 years they post the same updates "our bill just passed Congress or the Senate" blah blah blah but nothing happens. Over 40% goes to admin and fundraising. They hired a content person one month ago but they only exist on-line. I'm have to withdrawal my support and others like me who have given for years should do the same or take a closer look.

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No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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After working with hundreds of charities over the last 35 years, this is one that I feel will one day touch and change the lives of millions of children, women and men -- young and old. NWHM works hard to share the missing part of history -- women's history and the countless accomplishments women have made to our great nation. Their website is phenomenal -- and educational institutions around the world are now using information from their various online exhibits in their classrooms -- and they even provide free lesson plans for teachers. I can't wait for this Museum to be built because their vision of sharing women's history is very innovative and interactive. This is one educational organization I hope everyone will support. It is long overdue. I learn someone new every day from just visiting their site! Don't take my word for it -- visit www.nwhm.org yourself and you will see why I financially support this great non-profit!

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It has been amazing how much this organization has accomplished since its founding and with the limited funds they've had to work with.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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