Happy Women’s Equality Day from the American Museum of Women’s History Congressional Commission!

This day honors the anniversary of the 19th Amendment becoming law, legally giving women the right to vote nation-wide. The suffrage movement was a struggle that lasted seventy-two years, with most of those who started it in 1848 not around to see it finally succeed in 1920. The Commission recognizes the importance of these suffragists, Read More …

Senator Baldwin Introduces Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Act

  On June 16, 2016, Senator Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin introduced bill S. 3073, entitled the “Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Act”. If passed, the bill will establish a commission to “ensure a suitable observance” of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote nationwide. The Read More …

The 2020 Centennial Initiative Hosts a “Slogo” Contest

The 2020 Centennial Initiative was recently established by a coalition of both women’s organizations and individuals to plan and encourage nationwide celebrations and events for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment in 2020. They want the coming anniversary to be marked by celebrations that include all Americans, encompassing activities both large and small, organized Read More …

Treasury Department Announces that Harriet Tubman Will be the New Face on the $20 Bill

The Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew announced last Wednesday, April 20th, that the redesign of the $20 bill will feature the abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman. The Secretary also announced that an image paying homage to the leaders of the women’s suffrage movement would be depicted on the back of the redesign of the Read More …

AMWH Commissioners Meet in Washington, D.C. for Meetings with Legislators & Key Partners

Six of the eight Commissioners from the Congressional Commission on the American Museum of Women’s History met in Washington, D.C. last week for a series of key meetings. On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the Commission met with female leaders from both the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, including the pivotal sponsors of the Read More …

Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Updates!

Big things have been happening over at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum!   If you missed Page Harrington’s piece in the Washington Post about celebrating women on the National Mall, you can read it here! On April 12th, President Obama issue a proclamation designating the site as the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument! You can Read More …

Joining Forces to Create an Active and Supportive Community in Washington D.C.

Last week the Congressional Commission on an American Museum of Women’s History joined forces with the Lung Cancer Alliance to host a Washington DC networking event. Fifty men and women ranging from attorneys, lobbyists, scholars, and nonprofit leaders gathered together to socialize, network, and to learn more about the Commission. By hosting these events, the Read More …

The National Women’s History Project Holds Annual Women’s History Month Awards Luncheon

  On Saturday, March 19th, the National Women’s History Project held their annual Women’s History Month Honoree Luncheon at the Hamilton in downtown Washington, D.C. Sixteen women were honored this year, all of whom were chosen based on this year’s Women’s History Month Theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Read More …

Women Making History Awards an Evening of Inspiration

On March 15th the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) held its annual Women Making History Awards. NWHW kindly invited the Congressional Commission on the American Museum of Women’s History (CCAMWH) to attend.  Commissioner Maria Pesqueira and Commission Executive Director Wendy Pangburn were also invited to update the audience on the work of the independent Commission. Read More …