Women’s History and Suffrage Centennial Celebration Summer Educators Institute

Group Workshop

The National Women’s History Museum, in accordance with its mission to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history, is pleased to offer a summer institute specifically for K-12 educators as part of the Museum’s continued celebration of the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, observed on August 26th 2020.

This one-day intensive workshop, with excursion offerings planned for after the workshop, is hosted in collaboration with the George Washington University Museum and numerous like-missioned partners.

The main day workshop will feature inspiring speakers, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and break-out sessions with practical resources that support classroom teaching and learning on topics related to the history of woman suffrage, women’s history in the U.S., and methods for using primary sources in creative and dynamic ways to encourage further student research and civic engagement.

Post-excursion offerings the following day provide opportunities to explore sites relevant to women’s history and women’s commemorations in and around the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Join us Saturday, July 24th 2021, for the main day workshop, or extend your stay for more adventures in the nation’s capital with affordable 3-day housing available on The George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus, conveniently located in northwest Washington, D.C. (information will be provided).



Schedule of Events:



July 24th 2021


9:00a EST – Doors Open

9:30a – Welcome + Continental Breakfast

9:45a – Opening Keynote / Performance

10:30a – Break + Transition to Morning Break-Out Sessions

10:45a – Morning Break-Out Sessions   

  1. Teaching with Themes
  2. National History Day
  3. National Archives and Records Administration

12:00p – Break + Transition to Lunch

12:15p – Networking Lunch

1:00p – Mid-Day Break-Out Sessions

  1. Laura Knight Cobb
  2. The George Washington University Museum
  3. National Women’s History Museum

2:15p – Break + Transition to Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

2:30p – Afternoon Break-Out Sessions

  1. Teaching with Themes
  2. National History Day
  3. National Archives and Records Administration

3:45p – Break + Transition to Closing Keynote

4p – Closing Keynote / Performance

4:45p – Close

7:00p – 2021 NWHM Summer Educators Institute Networking C/Mocktails at Republic Restoratives Distillery (https://republicrestoratives.com/) (*transportation provided)


July 25th 2021

Post-event excursions will be added here continuously throughout the months prior to the Summer Educators Institute! Please bookmark this page to check back for more information soon.


Due to a generous grant from The Charles H. Stout Foundation, the 2021 NWHM Summer Educators Institute is offered at no cost for K-12 public school educators; all other participants are warmly welcomed at a reduced rate of $75 per a person. Seating is limited!

Each participant will be issued a Certificate of Attendance following the conclusion of the workshop as proof of active engagement and attendance.

Your feedback helps the NWHM improve its programming and better meet the needs of educators from all forms of “classrooms.” By registering for this event, you agree to participate in pre- and post-event evaluations.

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