National Women's History Museum

Address: 205 South Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-461-1920.


The National Women's History Museum's vision is to build a world-class museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The National Women's History Museum currently raises awareness and honors women's diverse experiences and achievements through its dynamic online museum, educational programs, scholarship and research. Once housed prominently among the other great museums of Washington, D.C., it will create better understanding and greater partnerships among men and women. The National Women's History Museum will be the first museum in any nation's capital to show the full scope of the history of its women and will serve as a guiding light to people everywhere.


Women's contributions and accomplishments for the most part have been overlooked and consequently omitted from mainstream culture. The National Women's History Museum will help fill that void. Rather than rewriting current exhibitions at other history museums or having to decide what to omit elsewhere to "fit in" women's history, the NWHM will serve to place women's history along side current historical exhibitions. 

Women's history isn't meant to rewrite history. The objective is to promote scholarship and expand our knowledge of American history.

Recent News

  • Exhibition - Angela Mehta

    Angela Mehta is The Women’ s Museum’s featured artist for May. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design specializing in Illustration from De Montfort University in Leicester, England. In 1996 she moved to Texas where she now lives with her husband and t...

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  • Women And Spirit: Catholic Sisters In America - Exhibition

    Women And Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America is traveling exhibition about a group of independent American women who helped shape the nation's social and cultural landscape. This exhibit highlights the untold story of these sisters, whose accomplishments include: &nb...

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  • Music Seen: Rock n Roll Photojournalists - Exhibition

    Rock and Roll: Lynn Goldsmith And It’s Always Rock and Roll: The Work of Photojournalist Janet Macoska State Fair 2009 Music Seen: Rock 'n' Roll Photojournalists will feature over 100 photographs by well known women music photojournalists Lynn Goldsmith and Janet Ma...

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  • The Purse And The Person: A Century of Women's Purses - Exhibition

    An exhibit composed of 100 vintage purses and the everyday objects that filled them. This exhibit examines how the objects and purses carried by 20th Century women define their personalities, their fashion sense, and their everyday concerns. Admission:  Adults...

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