NWHM in the News

Fabled Gardin Fraser Design Recommended for New Washington Quarter Obverse

CoinWeek 05/03/2021

"A six-step process is used to select designs. The Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative and the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) are both consulted and the public can submit suggestions via an online portal established by the NWHM.”


Photos: First Look at Deborah Paredez & Donna Weng Friedman at Midday Poetry Recitation and Musical Concert

Deborah Paredez is a poet, ethnic studies scholar, and cultural critic. Donna Weng Friedman is a classical pianist, educator, producer and app developer.

Broadway World 04/20/2021

"The National Women's History Museum presented an inspiring midday poetry recitation and musical concert with poet Deborah Paredez and pianist Donna Weng Friedman, on their popular series, [email protected]"


US Mint to honor astronaut Sally Ride on 'American Women' quarter

Space 04/15/2021

"In accordance with the enacted law, the Secretary of the Treasury selected Ride (and Angelou) for the American Women Quarters Program after consulting with the Smithsonian Institution's American Women's History Initiative, the National Women's History Museum and the Congressional Bipartisan Women's Caucus. The public is invited to submit recommendations for future women to be honored via a website run by the National Women's History Museum.”


Portrait of Vice President Harris References a Shattered ‘Glass Ceiling’

The Good Men Project 04/14/2021

"The project was presented by the National Women’s History Museum, an online collection that eventually will grow to occupy a physical museum in Washington, and by Chief, a network for women leaders. The art is owned by the creative agency BBH New York. Although the piece has been removed from the Mall, the museum plans to install it in the future. Plans are under consideration to send it on tour soon."


The White House Releases Official Kamala Harris Portrait And It’s Stunning

Scary Mommy 04/12/2021

"Previously, Harris was featured in a powerful art exhibit in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Presented by the National Women’s History Museum and Chief, the dramatic glass portrait not only celebrated Harris as America’s first woman Vice President, but it also honored Harris’ shattering of this monumental 'glass ceiling.'”


United States Mint Announces First Two Honorees in American Women Quarters Program

United States Mint 04/12/2021

"In accordance with the Public Law, the Secretary of the Treasury selects the women to be honored following consultation with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus."


Pentagram Creates A New Identity For The National Women's History Museum

PRINT 04/06/2021

”Pentagram has partnered with The National Women's History Museum to create a new dynamic visual branding system. The new branding is elegant and contemporary and can grow with the institution for years to come. This new identity coincides with the institution's 25th anniversary, just as the Museum is introducing its first physical presence in exhibitions and programs in Washington, DC, in 2022.”


Opinion: Paintings of events that changed history

HS Insider by Los Angeles Times 04/05/2021

"As one of six black students to pass the test, Ruby was admitted into an all-white elementary school. Yet due to growing outrage in the community, Ruby marched alone as she became the first person of color to attend a racially integrated school in the U.S., according to the National Women’s History Museum."


History Museum to Feature Women's Pandemic Journals

CBS News 04/01/2021

"Deng is one of 1,400 women participating in 'Women Writing History, a Coronavirus Journaling Project' for the National Women's History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. Many have shared their frustrations, even anger. "


A Tribute to Beverly Cleary: Legendary Children’s Author and Writer of ‘Ramona Quimby’

Hollywood Insider 03/31/2021

"The National Women’s History Museum discussed this in a tribute to Clearly, saying that her work felt relatable because it 'reflected changes in American society. Her characters faced challenges that remain highly relevant today such as a parent losing a job, loss of a favorite pet, divorce, and schoolyard bullying. Her stories reflect the issues women faced in the decades in which they were published.' As readers grew with Ramona throughout her books, they saw her face these adolescent challenges and navigate her relationships with her parents and sister – challenges that they too could relate to their own lives."