Why a physical museum?
“Because buildings are important, not only as symbols but as gathering places, as inspirational spaces. Museums are especially important in Washington D.C., the seat of our national heritage, memorialized in marble and granite, glass and steel. But there is no women’s history museum in Washington. There is a Postal Museum, a Spy Museum, a Crime (and Punishment) Museum, a National Bonsai Museum, and a building that is a Museum of – buildings.” ~ Merle Streep, American Actress, Singer, NWHM Supporter
Your Support Is So Critical!
Now is the time for all of us to help the NWHM fully realize its mission – to become the first museum in any nation’s capital to show the full scope of the history of its women. Together, we can build a physical space to experience, understand, and amplify the pivotal role women play throughout our history.
How Can You Help?
- Become a Member! Share with your family and friends.
- Urge your elected representatives to approve the needed funding for the Women’s History Museum.
- Follow the NWHM on Social Media.
- Request any supportive organizations you are affiliated with to become Coalition Partners.
I acknowledge that I stand on the shoulders of many incredible women that have come before me. Now, as the proud grandmother and great-aunt of amazing, talented, precious young souls, I’m committed more than ever that they and all of our future generations know, understand, and study the full story of American history—the story that includes all the amazing contributions throughout the continued evolution of our nation and our society.
This is our time to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy for all of us and all future generations – let’s make sure these contributions are discovered, recognized, and celebrated.
Let’s all take a stand that this museum is built and operated to immortalize all of these incredible contributions during our lifetime.