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.
WE GATHER TOGETHER: A Nation Divided, A President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace with Author Denise Kiernan and Moderator Kate Andersen Brower
Sunday, November 22, 1:00pm EST
Join author Denise Kiernan and moderator Kate Andersen Brower for a virtual conversation as they discuss Denise's latest book, WE GATHER TOGETHER: A Nation Divided, A President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace .
Spanning centuries, WE GATHER TOGETHER, is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century’s most influential tastemakers. Despite personal tragedy and ongoing political conflict, she campaigned for decades to make real an annual day of thanks. Thanksgiving has since evolved beyond anything Hale could ever have imagined, now commercially driven with Black Friday following closely at its heels, celebrated with a department store parade, football, and at one point in time, masked costumes. From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday. Part myth-busting, part call to action, WE GATHER TOGETHER offers audiences a new way to look at American history, inspiring us to rethink and reclaim what it means to give thanks today.
A Call to Spy: Moderated Discussion and Q&A with Film Writer, Producer, and Actress Megan Sarah Thomas
Sunday, December 6th, 3:00pm ET
Join the National Women’s History Museum on Sunday, December 6th at 3:00pm ET, as we host a virtual event with film writer, producer, and actress Sarah Megan Thomas about her latest movie, A Call to Spy. A Call to Spy tells the incredible true story of three ordinary women who became extraordinary heroes during WWII as members of the female espionage operation commissioned by Winston Churchill that changed the course of history. It is a thrilling, relevant portrayal of women who still inspire and whose stories are often overlooked in historical accounts of the war.
Experience this film on demand, then join us for a moderated conversation and Q&A presentation. This event is free, but registration is required.
Click on the link below to watch a trailer of the film and for more information on how you can watch this film from home.
Representation with a Hyphen: Latinas in the Fight for Women's Suffrage, Virtual Curator Exhibit Walkthrough
Sunday, December 13, 3:00pm ET
Join the National Women’s History Museum on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00pm ET for a virtual walkthrough of our latest exhibit (launching December 8th), Representation with a Hyphen: Latinas in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage with NWHM Public History Research Intern and exhibit curator, Mariana Brazão.
This exhibit tells the story of Hispanic and Latina’s bicultural political engagement and experience through the suffrage movement. For these Latina suffragists, their Hispanic and Latino cultural background shaped their notions of civic duty and citizenship in the United States. Their fight for representation was multifaceted, combining both their belief in women’s equal rights and their dedication to preserving their cultural heritage. Join us as we take a trip through the history of Latina activism in the United States. We will amplify the voices of Latina women, such as Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, Jovita Idár, Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez, and Luisa Capetillo for their feverous work in advancing the suffrage movement in New Mexico, California, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. From translating suffrage materials to Spanish to writing op-eds about the unfair treatment of Mexican-Americans in newspapers, these histories demonstrate that Latina women were, and continue to be, a force to be reckoned with.
This event is free, but registration is required.