Celebrating Outgoing U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios

    On Monday, August 8th, the Chair of the Congressional Commission on the American Museum of Women’s History, Jane Abraham, and the Executive Director, Wendy Pangburn, attended the farewell event for outgoing U.S. Treasurer, Rosie Rios. Rios has served as Treasurer since 2009, when President Obama appointed her. As Treasurer, she oversaw the Bureau Read More …

National Museum of African Art To Host Public 
Programs for Museum Day Live! 2016

Celebration Focuses on Inspiring and Engaging Young Women 
and Girls of Color Through Dance, Poetry and Storytelling The National Museum of African Art will join other Smithsonian museums and hundreds of cultural institutions across the country Saturday, March 12, in celebrating a national campaign to reach women and girls of color. The day, held during Read More …

Women’s History Scholars Gather in D.C. to Discuss Future Women’s History Museum, Despite Historic Storm

On Tuesday, January 26th, scholars and museum practitioners from across the country braved a historic blizzard to gather in Washington, D.C. to discuss the theoretical and ethical dynamics of a future national women’s history museum. Over forty hardy scholars attended the event in person, braving delayed flights and difficult road conditions, while many participated and Read More …

Google Doodle Honors Suffrage Leader Alice Paul!

Happy Birthday Alice Paul! Check out today’s Google Doodle honoring suffrage leader Alice Paul, who founded the National Women’s Party and organized the 1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C, as well as the campaign to picket the White House. She was born today in 1885.

The National Women’s History Project Celebrates Women’s History Month 2016

  The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) will be celebrating this year’s Women’s History Month with their selected theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”. Every year, NWHP honors women’s whose work falls under a chosen, unifying, theme. This year’s group of women highlights the diverse forms Read More …

Scholar Summit on Women’s History and Public History

The Congressional Commission on NWHM will host a Scholar Summit on Women’s History and Public History on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10 am – 3:30 pm at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004-3027 Invitations to the Read More …

Commission Kicks Off Social Media Presence!

Did you know the Commission is on Facebook and Twitter? Check out our first posts below and be sure to follow us for updates. Hello Twitter! #myfirstTweet — AMWHCoCo (@AMWHCoCo) December 2, 2015