Why Women’s History
Women’s contributions and accomplishments for the most part have been overlooked and consequently omitted from mainstream culture. The National Women’s History Museum will help fill that void. Rather than rewriting current exhibitions at other history museums or having to decide what to omit elsewhere to “fit in” women’s history, the Museum will serve to place women’s history along side current historical exhibitions.
Women’s history isn’t meant to rewrite history. The objective is to promote scholarship and expand our knowledge of American history.
Time to complete the story
For the last twenty years, the National Women’s History Muse- um has served as the largest online cultural institution dedicated to US women’s history. As an institution, it has galvanized support for preserving, illuminating, and sharing the powerful history of women in America. 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Progress has been made, but there’s still so much more to do. Now is the moment to help the Museum fully realize its mission— and become the first museum in any nation’s capital to show the full scope of the history of its women. Together, we can build a physical space to experience, understand, and amplify the pivotal role women play throughout history. You are welcome here.
Our mission is to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation. We will do that through a growing state-of-the-art online presence and a future physical museum to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history.
We envision a world where women’s history inspires all people to have equal respect for everyone’s experiences and accomplishments and to see there are no obstacles to achieving their dreams.