National Women's History Museum Seeks a Home

Did you know that there isn't a national museum dedicated to the history of women? For nearly 20 years, one organization has fought toward building a National Women's History Museum to celebrate the amazing achievements women have made!National Women's History Museum

"Women's contributions and accomplishments for the most part have been overlooked and consequently omitted from mainstream culture," reads the NWHM website. "The National Women's History Museum will help fill that void."

The National Women's History Museum hopes to house its museum in a permanent location in Washington, D.C. The museum will be entirely dedicated to women's history!

To further their girl power mission, they also plan to hire a female architect to design the museum. It will be the first museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. designed by a woman.

The NWHM was originally founded in 1996. Their first official act involved moving a statue of suffragettes to the Capitol Rotunda of the United States Capitol in 1997. The statue features Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, who each played an important role in getting women the right to vote in the U.S.!

We hope that, before long, the National Women's History Museum will get its permanent location and be able to begin telling the stories of amazing historic women!

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