VIP Package for the Suffrage Centennial Celebration

VIP Package
for the
      Suffrage Centennial Celebration
February 27 – March 4, 2013
Washington, DC


NWHM is pleased to present a VIP Package to give you access to exclusive, invitation-only events held as part of the Suffrage Centennial Celebration. At $250 for members, it includes admission for all of the following VIP events and preferred seating at the general public events:

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Congressional Reception – Wednesday, February 27th, 5:30-7pm
US Capitol Building
Join us in honoring the new women of the 113th Congress to Washington, DC at a reception for Members of Congress and special friends of the Museum.  The Honorary Chairs of the reception are Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Barbara Mikulski.   Business attire.  Near Capitol South or Union Station Metro stop.

The Press’s Impact on the Suffrage Movement – Thursday, February 28th, 6-8pm
The National Press Club
Enjoy a private reception, hosted by National Press Club President Angela Keane, a reporter for Bloomberg, and mingle with media professionals who are club members.  The program will feature a noted media speaker, a panel discussion moderated by Newsweek/Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift of the press’s impact on the suffrage movement and on women who are political candidates today. Business attire.

Embassy of Finland Reception – Friday, March 1, 6-8pm
Embassy of Finland
The Museum and Finnish Ambassador Rivta Koukku-Rode will host an exclusive private reception at the Embassy. Finland was a leader in giving women full voting rights and also in allowing women to stand as candidates in elections. The Ambassador wishes to honor the American Suffrage Centennial Celebration with this reception. The program will include a keynote address. Cocktail attire requested.


The 1913 Suffrage Parade Exhibit
Throughout March in the lobby of the National Press Club
529 14th Street (just south of F St.), 13th Floor, Washington, DC 10045
Learn about key figures from the historic suffrage parade and the role of the press in helping to turn public opinion in favor of women’s voting rights. Created by the National Women’s History Museum with support from the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, the exhibit is free and open to the public. Press Club restaurant, The Fourth Estate, is on the 13th Floor and open to the public. The Metro Center Metro stop is two blocks away. 

Three Generations Fighting for the Vote – Saturday, March 2, 11am-12:30pm
Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University Campus
21st and H Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Learn more about how women’s right to vote was won after a 72 year fight, involving three generations of women. Enjoy special seating for a not-to-be-missed panel of experts moderated by Ann Lewis, Chair of the Commission on Celebrating Women’s History and Counsel to President Bill Clinton.  Near Foggy Bottom Metro stop.

Join the Parade: Honor the Suffragists (If you have trouble using TicketLeap, please email us at with RSVP in the subject line.)
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 8:30AM - 11:00AM -- US Capitol, West side of the Capitol adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has organized a march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC. The National Women's History Museum invites YOU to participate in this historic event that was the turning point in the Suffrage Movement. On Sunday March 3, 2013, the parade route will begin at the Capitol, proceed down Pennsylvania Avenue and assemble on the National Mall for closing remarks. The entire parade route is approx. 3.1 miles and will begin at 9:00 a.m. EST. NWHM members will meet on the west side of the Capitol adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue at 8:30am.

SOLD OUT: “First Ladies: Hidden in Plain Sight”
Cokie Roberts and Professor Catherine Allgor - Monday, March 4th, 5-7 PM
The Arts Club of Washington, DC, 2071 I (Eye) St, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Journalist Cokie Roberts, the author of two books on early American First Ladies, will talk with Professor Catherine Allgor, author of a recent biography on Dolley Madison and Director of Education at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA, on the challenges of telling the stories of the First Ladies.  Doors will open at 5 PM, the program will begin at 5:30, followed by wine and cheese at 6:15.  Near the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West Metro stops.