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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to become a member of the National Women's History Museum?

Membership is $35.00, but the Museum greatly appreciates donations in any amount.

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I want to get a membership for my daughter/ sister/ mother/ grandmother/ aunt/ friend/ etc. How do I buy her a membership, too? Can I get it for her as a gift so that she doesn't have to pay for it but gets the membership?

If you would like to pay for another person's membership, please send a donation of $35.00 or more to:

National Women's History Museum
Administrative Offices
205 S. Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304

We will need your name, address, and phone number or e-mail address, and the name and address of the person who should receive the gift. We will send a confirmation letter to you (the donor), thanking you - this will serve as your record for tax purposes. The person receiving the gift will receive a package detailing who gave them the gift and membership information, but it will NOT include the amount of your donation.

I am a member, but I need to update my information because my name has changed/my name is different than it appears on my certificate/my address has changed. How do I do that?

Send us your name and address, as well as the incorrect information. We will ensure that your name is corrected on the master list.

You can either email staff@nwhm.org or to send your information to:

National Women's History Museum
Administrative Offices
205 S. Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304

Please remember to send us the incorrect information. If we don't have the incorrect information as a reference, it takes more time to find the entry and fix the database.

Can men join the museum?

Of course! Brothers, husbands, friends, fathers, uncles, sons, nephews, and boyfriends are just a few examples of how guys in general can be some of our best friends. Anyone who shares in our vision is welcome to join the National Women's History Museum.

How do I donate to the National Women's History Museum?

The National Women's History Museum greatly appreciates monetary donations in any amount. Donations can be sent to:

National Women's History Museum
Administrative Offices
205 S. Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304

There are several ways to make a gift today that will continue the good work of the National Women's History Museum well into perpetuity.

Click here for Planned Giving information.

Someone close to me has passed away. Can I donate in her memory?

If you would like to donate in someone's memory, please send the donation to:

National Women's History Museum
Administrative Offices
205 S. Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304

We will need your name, address, phone number or e-mail address, and the name of the person being honored.


Can I donate an object to the museum?

We do not currently have the facilities to properly care for and store donated objects. Thank you for your interest, and keep checking the website. When we are equipped to accept object donations we will post a notice on our site.

If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to contact us by phone at 703-461-1920 or by email at info@nwhm.org.

Or you can use good old-fashioned snail mail:

National Women's History Museum
Administrative Offices
205 S. Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304

Thanks for your interest in the National Women's History Museum!




The National Women’s History Museum was incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1996.  The principal place of business is 205 South Whiting St., Suite 254, Alexandria, VA 22304.  The phone number is (703) 461-1920.  We have a 501(c)(3) classification from the Internal Revenue Service. Our purpose is to preserve and celebrate the historic contributions and the rich, diversity of women and restore this heritage to mainstream culture.


Residents of the following states may request financial statements and other information from the offices indicated (the toll free numbers are for use only within the respective states): Arizona:  Financial information filed with the Secretary of State is available for public inspection or by calling toll free 1-800-458-5842.  California:  A copy of the Official Financial Statement may be obtained from the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts, Department of Justice, P.O. Box 903447, Sacramento, CA 94203-4470 or by calling (916) 445-2021. Florida: Registration # SC-01640.  NWHM retains 100% of the contributions raised.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352, TOLL FREE, WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.  APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  Kansas:  The Kansas registration number is 2732279. The annual financial report for the preceding fiscal year is on file with the Secretary of State.  Maryland: Copies of the documents and information submitted by NWHM are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1-800-825-4510.  Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of NWHM may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167.  Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State. New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215.  REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.  New York: New York residents may obtain a copy of our annual report by writing to the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.  North Carolina: A COPY OF THE LICENSE TO SOLICIT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OR SPONSOR AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SOLICITATION LICENSING BRANCH, BY CALLING (919) 807-2214.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  Pennsylvania: A copy of the official registration and financial information of NWHM may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.  Virginia:  Commonwealth of Virginia, State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23208 (804) 786-1343.  Washington: Currently registered with the Washington State Secretary of State as required by law.  West Virginia: Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.  Registration does not imply endorsement.  For copies of current financial statements you may send a written request to 205 South Whiting St., Suite 254, Alexandria, VA 22304.  The phone number is (703) 461-1920.

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