Part of our NWHM Presents! Series

Join the National Women’s History Museum on select Sundays each month as we bring you free virtual programming from the comfort of your home! From panel discussions, author talks, guest curated walk throughs of brand-new online exhibits and virtual workshops, we invite you to take a “women’s history break” with us to feel inspired and come away empowered by the stories of women on whose shoulders we now stand. All NWHM Presents! [email protected] programming is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

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.


"The Missing Waves of Feminism" Symposium Series
December 12
6:00pm ET

In celebration of 25 years of service and dedication to amplifying women’s distinct contributions to our nation’s history, the National Women’s History Museum is proud to present this four-part virtual panel discussion series, “The Missing Waves of Feminism.” “The Missing Waves” examines the “lost eras” of the traditionally recognized canon of the Four Waves of Feminism, including examples of early activism, the roles of minority women, and the impact of social movements that continued to progress for women’s rights even as the nation’s attention was turned to wars, pandemics, and internal disputes.

Highlighting barrier-breaking women, scholars, and activists whose work centers around citizenship, equity, voter suppression, equal pay, and social justice, the panelists represent a diverse array of disciplines and cultural studies. Using a virtual platform, this eye-opening series strives to connect audiences with presenters whose intellect and talents demonstrate women’s backbone, ingenuity, and forward thinking from the late 18th century to the start of this new decade.

These events are free to attend, but advance registration is required.


The Missing Waves of Feminism: The Fourth Wave
Sunday, December 12th 6:00pm ET

More information coming soon!
Pre-register here

Feminism: The Fourth Wave, Guest Curator-led Exhibit Walkthrough
Sunday, December 5, 3:00pm EDT

Join the NWHM on Sunday, December 5th at 3:00pm EDT for a special guest curator-led virtual walkthrough of our upcoming exhibit, Feminism: The Fourth Wave.

While there is no agreed upon “start” to the so-called “fourth wave of feminism,” its beginnings are often loosely affiliated with the early 2000s when the popularization of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube allowed for online advocacy campaigns to reach mass audiences and make significant cultural impacts. Technological advancements also enabled digital methods for organizing in recent years, becoming an important module for fourth wave feminists to meet and plan acts of activism online, as well as discuss and debate feminist discourse. Activists today continue to work on many of the same issues as their predecessors—equal pay, reproductive rights, and sexual assault, for example—but with the innovative tools of the digital age at their disposal. While much fourth wave activism continues to take place both on the Internet (#MeToo, Time’s Up, and the “Believe Women” campaigns) and on the street (Women’s Marches), it’s largely conceived and disseminated online, making social media platforms a powerful tool in the fourth wave era.

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Watch previous [email protected] events here:

/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-11/USMC%20Women%27s%20Reserve.jpg | "Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight" Virtual Exhibit Tour | | Virtual tour of NWHM’s online exhibit, "'Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight': The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in WWII."
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-12/A%20Call%20to%20Spy%20NWHM.png | A Call to Spy Discussion with Sarah Megan Thomas | | Discussion with writer, producer, and actress Sarah Megan Thomas about her latest movie, A Call to Spy.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-07/bessie-coleman_centennial_1080x1080.png | A Centennial Celebration of Bessie Coleman | | Watch this special NWHM [email protected] celebrating trailblazing aviator Bessie Coleman, featuring a historical reenactment presented by Gigi Coleman, Bessie’s great-niece.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-09/Colorado%20Women%20in%20WWII.png | Colorado Women in World War II | | Discussion with author Gail M. Beaton, who shed light on women’s participation in WWII. Recorded on September 20, 2020.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-05/feminsm-first-wave_1080x1080.png | Feminism: The First Wave Guest Curator-Led Virtual Tour | | Join the National Women's History Museum in this curator-led virtual walk through of our online exhibit, Feminism: The First Wave.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-09/First%20But%20Not%20the%20Last%281%29.png | "First But Not the Last" Virtual Tour | | Join NWHM on a virtual tour of our online exhibit, First But Not the Last.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-02/Rosa%20Parks%20NWHM%20Square.png | Commemorating Rosa Parks' Activism | | Dr. Brenna Wynn Greer joins NWHM for a conversation commemorating Rosa Parks’ inspiring activism on what would be her 108th birthday (February 4, 1913).
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-02/Harriet%20Tubman%20Virtual%20Walk-Through.png | Harriet Tubman Virtual Exhibit Walk-Through | | Join NWHM for a special guest curator-led virtual tour of NWHM’s online exhibit, Harriet Tubman.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-08/birmingham_1080x1080.png | Letter From a Birmingham Jail: A Conversation with Mrs. Willie Mackey King | | Join NWHM for a conversation with Mrs. Willie Mackey King about her role typing the "Letter From a Birmingham Jail." | A Midday Musical Concert and Conversation | | Join NWHM for an inspiring concert and conversation with pianist Donna Weng Friedman and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-10/Picturing%20Political%20Power%20Logo.png | Picturing Political Power with Allison Lange | | Join NWHM and author Allison K. Lange for exploration of how political imagery depicted women suffragists and how women in political power are portrayed today.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-02/Jan%2024%20Teachers%27%20March%20-%20IG%20Post.png | Remembering Lula & the Selma Teachers' March | | Watch this compelling conversation with sisters Joyce Parrish O'Neal and Phyllis Parrish Alston as they reflect on the bravery of their mother and the 100 teachers who demonstrated in the Teachers' March in 1965 in Selma, Alabama.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-01/Representation%20With%20a%20Hyphen%20Walkthrough.png | "Representation with a Hyphen" Virtual Tour | | Join NWHM for a virtual walk-through of our exhibit on Latinas in the fight for women's suffrage.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-02/Sojourner%20Truth.png | Sojourner Truth Virtual Exhibit Tour | | Join us for a curator-led virtual tour of our online exhibit, Sojourner Truth, with Kerri Lee Alexander, exhibit curator and former Education and Public History Fellow at the NWHM (2018-2020).
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-01/Standing%20Up%20for%20Change%20-%20IG%20Post.png | "Standing Up for Change" Virtual Tour | | Join NWHM for a virtual walk-through of our exhibit, "Standing Up for Change: African American and the Civil Rights Movement."
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-10/until-i-am-free_1080x1080.png | "Until I Am Free:" In Conversation with Author Dr. Keisha N. Blain | | Join historian and NYT best-selling author Keisha N. Blain for a conversation about her book, Until I Am Free, with Sherie M. Randolph, associate professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology, founder of the Black Feminist Think Tank, & member of the NWHM Scholars Advisory Council.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-12/We%20Gather%20Together%20NWHM%20Presents.png | We Gather Together with Denise Kiernan | | NWHM joins author Denise Kiernan for a conversation about her new book, "We Gather Together." Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-02/Run%20to%20Win%20Square.png?itok=VtMjor6q | Women Changing the World: A Conversation with Stephanie Schriock | | Author/activist Stephanie Schriock joined NWHM for a conversation, moderated by María Theresa Kumar, about Stephanie's new book, "Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World!"
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2021-05/WAC_1080x1080_V2.png | Women's Army Corps Guest Curator-Led Virtual Tour | | Join NWHM museum educator Liz Eberlein for a guest curator-led virtual tour of this popular online exhibit, presented in honor and observance of National Military Appreciation Month.