Upcoming Events

  1. Women's History Book Club: The Woman Who Smashed Codes

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    Calling all book lovers! Join us for the second meeting of our Women’s History Book Club. We will discuss "The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone
  2. [email protected]: In Conversation with Professor Wanda A. Hendricks, Author of "The Life of Madie Hall Xuma"

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    Join us for a discussion with Wanda A. Hendricks on her new book, "The Life of Madie Hall Xuma: Black Women’s Global Activism During Jim Crow and Apartheid."
  3. Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: Dancing Hands

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    Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join author Margarita Engle as she reads her 2021 picture book, "Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln" in English and Spanish.
  4. Virtual Workshop for Educators, Session 1: Media Literacy and Media as Political Objects

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    Facilitated by Sarah K. Miles, this two session Virtual Workshop for Educators will explore how teachers can use this history to teach students to be careful readers of media.
  5. Virtual Workshop for Educators, Session 2: Media Literacy and Women's Magazines

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    Facilitated by Sarah K. Miles, this two session Virtual Workshop for Educators will explore how teachers can use this history to teach students to be careful readers of media in the present.
  6. At the Threshold of Liberty—Black Women in 19th Century DC with Professor Tamika Y. Nunley

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    Join us for a discussion with Professor Tamika Y. Nunley on African American women’s experiences in 19th century Washington, D.C. and her award-winning book, "At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, & Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C."
  7. [email protected]: The History of Black Feminism

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    Join us for a conversation on the History of Black Feminism with Professor Alison Parker and Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall. As we prepare for the opening of NWHM’s inaugural exhibit, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC, on Black feminists in DC throughout the 20th century in partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Professors Parker and Guy-Sheftall will share their knowledge on the major themes and people explored in the exhibit!

    The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or closed captioning, please email [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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    Join us for a conversation on the History of Black Feminism with Professor Alison Parker and Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall.
  8. Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: Just Like Me

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    Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join author Vanessa Brantley-Newton as she reads her 2022 picture book Just Like Me. Vanessa will then lead our young readers in “draw along” and answer young readers’ questions!

    This program is free, and designed for 5-8 year olds and their grownups!

    All young readers are encouraged to have paper and something to draw or write with, like a pencil, marker, or pen!

    The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email [email protected]enshistory.org at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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    Join author Vanessa Brantley-Newton as she reads her 2022 picture book, Just Like Me.
  9. Women Making History Awards 2023

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    Save the date! Join us in Washington, D.C. as we gather again to celebrate women's contributions—past, present and future—during the Women Making History Awards Gala.
  10. Brave Girls Virtual Story Time: Breonna Marches Through Time

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    Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join Shout Mouse Press author Daveena as she reads her co-authored 2020 picture book Breonna Marches Through TimeDaveena will then talk to our young readers and their grownups about how to get started writing their own stories!

    This program is free, and designed for 5-8 year olds and their grownups!

    The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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    Join Shout Mouse Press author Daveena as she reads her co-authored 2020 picture book Breonna Marches Through Time.
  11. NWHM Presents! Women’s Reflections on the Pandemic

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    Join us for a reflection on women’s experiences during three years of the Covid-19 pandemic with writer and professor Alexandra Délano and filmmaker Daniela Alatorre. We will explore their short film, Fragments, and a book of poetry, Brotes, and they will reflect on the pandemic from the perspective of two confined women in different parts of the world.

    Learn more about women’s experiences in the pandemic through the National Women’s History Museum’s “Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project.”

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    Join us for a reflection on women’s experiences during three years of the Covid-19 pandemic with writer and professor Alexandra Délano and filmmaker Daniela Alatorre as they share their short film and book of poetry.
  12. Women's History Book Club: Lifting as We Climb

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    Calling all book lovers! Join us in the third meeting of the Women’s History Book Club as we celebrate the opening of the Museum’s first exhibit and discuss “Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box” by Evette Dionne.
  13. Virtual Workshop for Educators: C3 Framework for Social Studies and Historical Empathy

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    Explore how learners can use the practice of historical empathy to examine the role and impact of women throughout history.
  14. Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: The Case for Loving

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    Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join author Selina Alko as she reads her 2015 picture book, The Case for Loving. Selina will then answer young readers’ questions!

    This program is free, and designed for 5-8 year olds and their grownups!

    The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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    Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join author Selina Alko as she reads her 2015 picture book, The Case for Loving. Selina will then answer young readers’ questions!
  15. NWHM Presents! The Continued Legacy of Title IX

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    Join us for a conversation on the ongoing importance of Title IX with historian Eileen Tamura and journalist Sherry Boschert. We will reflect on Title IX’s history and legacy, the vital role it still plays, and their two new books, We Too! Gender Equity in Education and the Road to Title IX and 37 WordsTitle IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination.

    Learn more about Title IX, its history, and its legacy in the National Women’s History Museum’s new online exhibit on Title IX, premiering in June 2023.

    The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or closed captioning, please email [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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    Join us for a conversation on the ongoing importance of Title IX with historian Eileen Tamura and journalist Sherry Boschert.
  16. Women’s History Book Club: The Secret History of Home Economics

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    Calling all book lovers! Join us for the summer meeting of our Women’s History Book Club. We will discuss "The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live" by Danielle Dreilinger.
  17. NWHM Presents! Women's History Book Club: The Personal Librarian

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    Calling all book lovers! Please join the National Women’s History Museum for a meeting of our Women’s History Book Club. The Women’s History Book Club is a (virtual) place to gather, discuss, and learn from and about a selected book that uplifts women’s stories and voices. As part of this intimate community, participants will take part in an interactive conversation with members of NWHM staff about our selected book.

    This meeting we will discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley, June 7, 2022). This is a work of historical and literary fiction, and we will discuss what historical fiction helps do for women’s history!

    From Penguin Random House:

    A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

    In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection.

    But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion isn’t dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American.

    The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

    Purchase your copy here!

    In order to facilitate an interactive conversation, space is limited, and registrants are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time by emailing us at [email protected] using the subject line: Women’s History Book Club Question.

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    Calling all book lovers! Please join the National Women’s History Museum for a meeting of the Women’s History Book Club to discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley, June 7, 2022).
  18. NWHM Presents! Department Stores: A Feminine Oasis

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    “All women love shopping” a cliché if there ever was one, that haunts half the population to this day. Join the National Women’s History Museum for a virtual tour of department stores and their historical significance. This guided experience, led by A Tour of Her Own, will virtually explore DC streets strewn with the ghosts and skeletons of these iconic buildings and discuss the way a simple trip to the store was in fact so much more.

    Shopping was a place for women to find a modicum of freedom from the male dominated world. This nexus of classes and commerce allowed for women to casually socialize in chance meetings and exercise the power of economics often unavailable to them in regimented day to day lives. Here in Washington DC, many of the largest department stores were situated between the White House and the United States Capitol Building.

    A Tour Of Her Own (TOHO) is the first tourism company in Washington, D.C. to focus exclusively on women’s history. TOHO specializes in historical tours, special events, consulting and virtual experiences.

    Please note: The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or closed captioning, please email [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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    Join the National Women’s History Museum for a virtual tour of department stores and their historical significance led by A Tour of Her Own.