Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.
Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.Myra Pollack SadkerProfessor, Author, Researcher, and Activist
Featured Digital Resource
Did you know that you can catch up on talks, performances, and discussions hosted by the Museum on the NWHM’s dedicated YouTube channel? You can re-watch our NWHM Presents! series, where scholars and special guests explore stories of political thinkers such as Fannie Lou Hamer, the queer history of the women’s suffrage movement, disability justice and the vote, and more!
Fab Five Biographies for November
The “Fab Five,” a monthly curated selection of biographies and learning resources featuring five notable women from history and current newsmakers.
This November and every month, the Museum uplifts and celebrates the histories and contributions of Native American women. Learn more about writer and activist Susette La Flesche Tibbles (Omaha), pilot Bessie Coleman (of Cherokee descent, pictured), ballerina Maria Tallchief (Osage Nation), 23rd Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek), and activist and author Winona LaDuke (member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg of the White Earth reservation) in this months “Fab Five.”
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
Many of us are not sure how to counter racism when we witness it and don’t know what to say when people we know downplay or trivialize the hate, prejudice and discrimination that people of color experience in our country.
Being an ally in the struggle for racial justice and equity goes beyond simply not being racist. We hope this list of resources help to educate and motivate you to take action.
Explore Virtual Exhibits
Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina
The Women's Army Corps: Female Soldiers in WWII
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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Resource Toolkit 2022
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with this curated collection of free resources honoring the contributions and influence of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
Artwork Now on Display at MLK Library
The Glass Ceiling Breaker art installation celebrates America's first woman vice president, Kamala Harris, and all women who have shattered glass ceilings.