Seeking Public Opinion: A Recap of the Diversity Luncheon

One of the Commission’s most important tasks is to gather the opinions of the public in regards to a potential American Museum of Women’s History. In order to do that we here at the Congressional Commission on an American Museum of Women’s History have been doing everything from frantically promoting our survey (if you haven’t Read More …

Women Who Inspire Photo Contest!

The Commission is seeking photos that capture the stories of women who inspire! Send us personal pictures, public photos, or artistic renditions that tell the story of a woman, or group of women, that you admire. We believe the old maxim that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and we want to utilize that Read More …

Influential First Lady Nancy Reagan Laid to Rest in California Today

Nancy Reagan, the influential wife of Ronald Reagan, will be buried alongside her husband at his presidential library today in Simi Valley, CA. Ms. Reagan passed away last Sunday at the age of 94. She served as First Lady from 1981-1989 and is widely credited with having a hand in her husband’s political success and Read More …

Commission Internship Opportunity: Writing Assistant Needed

Applicants are wanted for a spring/summer writing internship working with an award-winning presidential speechwriter and filmmaker. The position will revolve around assisting this head writer in the composition the Congressional Commission on an American Museum of Women’s History’s final report. This report will be submitted to Congress on or before November 18th of this year. Read More …

MAKERS: Web Platform Provides Largest Collection of Women’s Stories Ever Assembled

Makers is a woman-led web platform that features the stories of hundreds of remarkable women in video and other digital formats. Specifically, the web site serves as a portal into the lives of women from a variety of fields through interviews and short documentary clips. Women featured include: media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, Read More …

NWHP Honors Women’s History Month Honorees with Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

The National Women’s History Project will highlight this year’s Women’s History Month honorees with an awards luncheon on March 19, 2016 at the Hamilton, in Washington D.C. This year’s sixteen chosen honorees are all women whose life work falls within the theme “ Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service Read More …

NWHM Hosts the Annual Women Making History Awards in Washington, D.C.

The National Women’s History Museum is hosting “The Women Making History Awards” on Monday, March 14th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. The event will honor women who are making modern history and breaking down barriers in their respective fields. The event will be co-chaired by Senator Lisa Murkowski and Representative Linda Sanchez. Honorees: Read More …

Scholar Summit Photo Gallery

Below are some of the photos taken at the Scholar Summit on Women’s History and Public History held on January 26, 2016 at The Atlantic Council. The full list of summit participants is available. For details on the summit use #WmnHistSummit on Twitter.             For a full description of the Read More …

Scholar Summit Location Update!

The Scholar Summit has moved today to the Atlantic Council ! The address is: 1030 15th Street, NW (corner of 15th and L Street, NW) 12th Floor – West Elevator (202-778-4952) Nearest metro stops are McPherson Square on the Blue Line and Farragut North on the Redline! The Summit will start at 11:00 am

Scholar Summit Update – 10PM January 25

Due to the continued closure of federal offices in the Washington D.C. area tomorrow, the Scholar Summit will now take place at an alternate location. The new location will be available tomorrow morning. Please check www.womenshistorycommission.org/news in the morning for the updated location.   Thank you once again for your patience!