History Of The Museum

1922477_10152420787957640_2687530157438697588_nThe legislation directs the Commission to consider the role of the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) in developing the fundraising plan for the future museum. Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and celebrating the diverse contributions women have made to society. Operating as a virtual museum with multiple exhibits and programs, they focus on educating Americans on women’s history. Upon the passing of federal legislation to appoint a Congressional Commission, NWHM has made available to the Congressional Commission valuable research resources and studies. They have also generously contributed seed money to assist the Commission in its initial launch. While the Commission will be seeking input from NWHM’s leadership, the Commission is dedicated to writing an independent report.