National Women's History Museum Launches [email protected]
Alexandria, VA – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Women’s History Museum is launching [email protected], free daily virtual programming based on weekly themes characteristic of notable women or women’s activism in history designed specifically for learning and educating from home. Building on the extensive compendium of resources and digital learning experiences curated over two decades, [email protected] content includes NWHM Presents, electronic field trips and special live virtual presentations; #KnowHerName and #KnowHerStory biographical videos and lessons; and Brave Girls Virtual Story Time on the Museum’s YouTube channel.
Hosted on the Museum’s [email protected] landing page on Monday and Friday of each week, NWHM will share electronic field trips and other special live presentations.
#KnowHerName provides a weekly biographical video on a notable woman from history. Each biography complements the [email protected] theme of the week and concludes with a downloadable art or science activity from the Museum's website that extends the learning experience.
A complement to #KnowHerName, #KnowHerStory provides a short, weekly video lesson from women's history that tells the story behind that notable woman's name. Each episode concludes with downloadable conversation starters.
Brave Girls Virtual Story Time
NWHM Education Team members will host a virtual story time on the Museum's YouTube channel based on the week's theme. Each story will include a downloadable guide for parents highlighting keywords and conversation starters for young learners.
Women’s History Minute
The return of NWHM’s popular Women’s History Minute videos shares brief episodes of moments and people central to women’s history.
“Because we’ve existed for more than two decades as a ‘museum without walls,’ the National Women’s History Museum is uniquely poised to offer rich, dynamic, ready-to-use experiences for at-home learning,” said Holly Hotchner, the Museum’s president and CEO. “We invite all audiences to join us for a ‘women's history break’ each day, a pause in your day to take a breath, feel inspired, be engaged, and come away empowered by the women on whose shoulders we now stand.”
In addition to the new programming through [email protected], the museum offers an extensive free library of resources and digital learning experiences for at-home educators and learners of all ages. These resources include online exhibits, digital classroom resources, pre-recorded electronic field trips, and more than 150 biographies of trailblazing women. The museum will also begin offering women’s community digital care packages, monthly curated lists of favorite “women’s history breaks” from across the web.
All of these resources, as well as a calendar of virtual events, can be accessed on the Museum’s website, womenshistory.org.
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum is the nation’s only women's history museum and the most recognized institution 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. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.