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Rad American History A-Z: Movements & Moments that Demonstrate the Power of the People
by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl (Ten Speed Press, 2020)

“From the same writer and artist duet behind Rad American Women A-Z, this current volume is a colorful, paper-cut illustrated collection of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural movements in American history. Rad American History reads the way contemporary history textbooks and national narratives should—with women’s and other marginalized people’s voices, contributions, and impacts seamlessly written into the heart of each story. This volume brings sunlight to movements (both past and present), issues, and institutions that have not always been given their proper place in contemporary history discussions. If I could build a women’s museum around visual arts and books, Schatz and Klein’s work would be at its center.

- Lori Ann Terjesen, NWHM Director of Education

Support Women's History

It’s Time to Complete the Story. 

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.

Myra Pollack Sadker
Professor, Author, Researcher, and Activist

Articles & Features

k2

"Do women act differently on mountains? There are not many female leaders in mountaineering, but I have some examples. I had a female guide on Mt. Rainer and almost immediately I could tell her style apart from her male peers." Read Vanessa O'Brien's article about what she learned while becoming the first American woman to summit K2; the first to receive a Guinness World Record for summiting the highest peak on every continent, including Everest in 295 days; and one of eight women to have skied the last degree to the North and South Poles.

Fab Five Biographies

In honor of Women’s History Month, our March Fab Five celebrates Five MARCHing Women! 

If we want our girls to benefit from the courage and wisdom of the women before them, we have to share the stories.

Shireen Dodson

Students and Educators

Discover our educational resources. Find lesson plans, biographies, posters, timelines, videos, and more on a wide variety of women's history topics. 

Museum News

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National Women's History Museum Launches [email protected]

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Women’s History Museum is launching [email protected], free daily virtual programming designed specifically for learning and educating from home.
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NHWM Response to COVID-19

While we've closed our administrative offices, our staff continues to work remotely during regular business hours, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F. Beginning April 6, we're pleased to offer free daily virtual programming for learning and educating from home.
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Upcoming Events

2020-05-16

GIRL SCOUTS NATIONS CAPITAL REGION TOP 100

WASHINGTON, DC
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2020-06-13

GIRL SCOUTS CONFIDENCE CONFERENCE FOR CADETTES

BETHESDA, MD
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2020-06-22

DETERMINED TO RISE

As the centenary of woman suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum presents a commemorative initiative, “Determined to Rise:” Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights. NCGS 2020 CONFERENCE, SHERATON PHILADELPHIA HOTEL, PHILADELPHIA, PA
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2020-07-25

DETERMINED TO RISE

As the centenary of woman suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum presents a commemorative initiative, “Determined to Rise:” Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights. WOMEN’S HISTORY AND SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SUMMER EDUCATOR
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