Statement from NWHM Board Chair Susan Whiting on Stalled Museum Legislation

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“We are disappointed that Senator Lee (R-UT) apparently has temporarily blocked consideration of legislation to authorize museums in Washington, D.C. dedicated to women and Latinos. However, after more than 20 years, we cannot wait any longer for museums dedicated to our rich histories.  We urge Congress to move forward as soon as possible to pass legislation to authorize these museums to ensure that Latinos and women finally have the representation they deserve in our great American story.”

About the National Women's History Museum
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.

The NWHM fills in major omissions of women in history books and K-12 education, providing scholarly content and educational programming for teachers, students, and parents. We reach more than four million visitors each year through our online content and education programming and, in early 2023, we will mount our first physical exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit us at