National Women's History Museum
The National Women's History Museum (NWHM), is a proposed museum and an American history organization that "researches, collects and exhibits the contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political life of our nation in a context of world history." The NWHM was founded in 1996 by Karen Staser. It currently offers an online museum, educational programs, scholarship and research with plans to establish a museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
|Joan Wages, President & CEO|
Laura Dale Rheintgen, Director of Development
Elizabeth Maurer, Director of Program
About the FounderEdit
Karen Staser in the founder of the National Women's History Museum. She is a mother, wife and activist who has taken on civic and professional leadership roles. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband, Jeff Staser.
History of the MuseumEdit
The National Women's History Museum was founded in 1996. It currently curates online exhibitions and provides educational materials for school. NWHM has been leading the effort to build a permanent museum dedicated to displaying the collective history of American women on or near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In December 2014, Congress voted to create a congressional commission to study the creation of a National Women's History Museum.
As of June 2017, the museum maintains a presence online through social media and a comprehensive website which hosts many online exhibits where visitors can learn about the history of American women. The website also serves as a platform to promote NWHM's mission and generate support.
Board of directorsEdit
- Susan Whiting, Chair
- Gretchen Green, MD, MMS, Vice-Chair
- Ann E.W. Stone, Secretary
- Susan Danish, Treasurer
- Joan Bradley Wages, President & CEO (Ex-officio)
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