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 been part of the NWHM team for about a year and a half now and find it a fast-paced, interesting, hard-working group of people. It helps that the staff and 50,000+ members share a passion for creating a National Women's History Museum on or near the national Mall asap. In fulfilling the Museum's mission, there are hundreds of on-line biographies and exhibits worth visiting. (www.nwhm.org)
For March-Women's History Month-we had numerous events, activities and an exhibit at the National Press Club on the role of the press for the 1913 Suffrage march.
Billie Jean King says it best: "how are you going to shape the future if you don't know the past?"
-K. Clinton

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2013

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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.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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