By National Women’s History Museum
About National Women’s History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.
The NWHM fills in major omissions of women in history books and K-12 education, providing scholarly content and educational programming for teachers, students, and parents. We reach more than four million visitors each year through our online content and education programming and, in early 2023, we will mount our first physical exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3.
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Virtual Workshop for Educators, Session 2: Media Literacy and Women’s Magazines
Facilitated by Sarah K. Miles, this two session Virtual Workshop for Educators will explore how teachers can use this history to teach students to be careful readers of media in the present.
At the Threshold of Liberty—Black Women in 19th Century DC with Professor Tamika Y. Nunley
Join us for a discussion with Professor Tamika Y. Nunley on African American women’s experiences in 19th century Washington, D.C. and her award-winning book, “At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, & Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.”
Sundays@Home: The History of Black Feminism
Join us for a conversation on the History of Black Feminism with Professor Alison Parker, Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Professor Anastasia Curwood.
Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: Just Like Me
Join author Vanessa Brantley-Newton as she reads her 2022 picture book, Just Like Me.
We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC Exhibition Opening
Be the first to visit the new exhibition, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC on opening night!
Women Making History Awards 2023
Save the date! Join us in Washington, D.C. as we gather again to celebrate women’s contributions—past, present and future—during the Women Making History Awards Gala.
Brave Girls Virtual Story Time: Breonna Marches Through Time
Join Shout Mouse Press author Daveena as she reads her co-authored 2020 picture book Breonna Marches Through Time.
NWHM Presents! Women’s Reflections on the Pandemic
Join us for a reflection on women’s experiences during three years of the Covid-19 pandemic with writer and professor Alexandra Délano and filmmaker Daniela Alatorre as they share their short film and book of poetry.
Women’s History Book Club: Lifting as We Climb
Calling all book lovers! Join us in the third meeting of the Women’s History Book Club as we celebrate the opening of the Museum’s first exhibit and discuss “Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box” by Evette Dionne.
Virtual Workshop for Educators: C3 Framework for Social Studies and Historical Empathy
Explore how learners can use the practice of historical empathy to examine the role and impact of women throughout history.
Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: Suit Up for Launch With Shay!
Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join author and former NASA spacesuit technician Sharon Caples McDougle as she reads her 2021 picture book Suit Up for Launch with Shay!
Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: The Case for Loving
Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join author Selina Alko as she reads her 2015 picture book, The Case for Loving. Selina will then answer young readers’ questions!
NWHM Presents! The Continued Legacy of Title IX
Join us for a conversation on the ongoing importance of Title IX with historian Eileen Tamura and journalist Sherry Boschert.
Women’s History Book Club: The Secret History of Home Economics
Calling all book lovers! Join us for the summer meeting of our Women’s History Book Club. We will discuss “The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live” by Danielle Dreilinger.
NWHM Presents! Women’s History Book Club: The Personal Librarian
Calling all book lovers! Please join the National Women’s History Museum for a meeting of the Women’s History Book Club to discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley, June 7, 2022).
NWHM Presents! Department Stores: A Feminine Oasis
Join the National Women’s History Museum for a virtual tour of department stores and their historical significance led by A Tour of Her Own.
Each year the Museum holds an elegant event and awards program in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California, where today’s history makers are honored.