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 …

Sewall-Belmont House Hosts a Public Meeting to Discuss Designation as a National Historic Park Unit

This past Monday, April, 4th 2016, the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum hosted a public meeting to discuss proposed government action to establish the museum as a unit of the National Park System.  Despite being a rainy day, a packed crowd gathered in a large tent outside the historic museum to testify their support. Remarks were 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 …

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 …

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 …

Microsoft Launches “Make What’s Next” Campaign to Inspire Next Generation of Women Inventors

Microsoft recently announced their launch of a new campaign, “Make What’s Next” aimed at providing resources for young girls to pursue subjects in STEM. The company announced the campaign in a series of short videos that highlight lesser-known women inventors from history like Ada Lovelace, Tabitha Babbit, and Yvonne Brill. A huge component of the Read More …