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.

HR 863 passes by a vote of 383 to 33!

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to form a Congressional Commission on the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC. The bipartisan legislation (H.R. 863) co-sponsored by Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) passed by a vote of 383 to 33 and now heads to the Senate where Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are leading the charge. 

Read more at http://www.nwhm.org/blog/house-of-representatives-passes-national-women%E2%80%99s-history-museum-bill/.

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.