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Lab Girl 
By Hope Jahren (Knopf, 2016)

“Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. Every replete tree was first a seed that waited.” Geobiologist Hope Jahren shares with us her unusual and inspiring memoirs growing up in the lab of her science professor father and her own forays into the world of science—a field that seldom recognizes the contributions of women, particularly when Jahren came of age. Every young woman should read this book. You’ll look at yourself differently afterwards. You’ll look at trees differently, too.Lori Ann Terjesen, NWHM Director of Education

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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

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Votes for Women

"The Path to Women’s Suffrage: Westward Expansion to the Nineteenth Amendment Ratified" is a unit designed to expand student horizons as they analyze maps and primary documents and share stories of the Westward Expansion relating to gaining women’s suffrage through ratifying the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

Fab Five Biographies

In honor of Black History Month, our February Fab Five celebrates Five Powerful Women from the African American community!

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. 

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NWHM Statement on the Passage of H.R. 1980

Statement from the National Women's History Museum on the passage of H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act.
Women Making History

The National Women's History Museum Announces 2020 Women Making History Awards Honorees

Event to honor actresses and advocates Andie MacDowell and Logan Browning, as well as President and CEO of ECOS® Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks and Women Connect4Good, Inc. founder Dr. Nancy D. O’Reilly.

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Join young philanthropists and influencers from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, and business on International Women's Day, March 8th, for the 2020 Women Making History Awards in Los Angeles, CA.


Republic Restoratives Distillery, NWHM, The Outrage, The Reclaim, and Chaia Tacos are partnering to celebrate International Women's Day and the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote.


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. THE EBELL CLUB OF LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES, CA