Our Accomplishments

Our first success: NWHM raised $126,000 and generated public support to move this monument of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony from the U.S. Capitol Crypt to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Read more…

When was the NWHM founded?

The National Women's History Museum was founded in 1996 by Karen Staser. Click here for a letter from our founder.

New National Women’s History Museum Legislation Introduced

Legislation has been introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate that would provide a permanent home on or close to the National Mall in Washington, DC – the place that shows what our nation honors.  Legislation (H.R. 863 and S. 398) is pending that would create a commission to make a recommendation for a site – hopefully on the National Mall – and would explore how the Museum would be funded.  The Commission will be underwritten with private monies. 

Bills have passed the House on a voice vote and twice in the Senate on unanimous consent but never in the same Congress.  We have high hopes that Members of Congress will honor their own mothers and daughters by passing this legislation this Congress. 

Sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-congress-women-s-history-needs-a-home.


Our Site

Our mission is to build the first ever national museum in Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to women’s history. It will be centrally located near the world’s most prestigious museums and monuments in our Nation’s Capital.

Our Architect

NWHM plans to hire a female architect. The Museum will be the first museum on the Mall designed by a woman.

Our Leadership

As we embark on this building project, NWHM will expand its Board and Campaign Committee by reaching out to supporters across the United States.

News

House Resources Committee Passes National Wo...

Even More Great News! We are delighted to report that The House Resources Committee passed HR 863, T... [more]

HR 863 Passed by House Administration Commit...

Great news! NWHM is delighted to report that the House Administration Committee met to consider HR 8... [more]

NWHM to Testify at Capitol Hearing on Women&...

NWHM President & CEO Joan Wages will join Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blac... [more]

NWHM Featured in NY1 News Segment

Events

NWHM to Testify at Capitol Hearing on Women&...

NWHM President & CEO Joan Wages will join Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blac... [more]

HR 1700 Update

NWHM staff is busy calling all of the House offices to remind them about HR 1700, the National Women... [more]

Congress and Our Legislation

We’re stoking the fires again on the legislation for our building site. Congress is dragging i... [more]

Write to Congress!

We are still hard at work trying to get the legislation passed. HR 1700 has added many cosponsors an... [more]