National Woman’s History Museum
National Women’s History Museum…
Empowers the future…
By integrating women’s distinctive history into the culture & history of the United States.
NWHM is pleased to have a leading role in the Suffrage Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C., March 1 – 3, 2013. The weekend will be a national celebration of the 1913 Suffrage Parade, which was a turning point in women’s battle to win the vote. This struggle that took 72 years and ended in 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment enshrined women’s voting rights in the Constitution. Many of the city’s iconic institutions and organizations have come together to create an unforgettable educational experience.
The National Women’s History Museum has created events that include a month-long exhibit about the Suffrage Parade (at the National Press Club), important panels of experts with fresh looks at how women won the vote, multimedia staged readings of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway play about suffragist Alice Paul, TAKE WHAT IS YOURS, and an event with journalist and author Cokie Roberts, to name a few.
Want the ultimate Centennial Celebration Experience…..
Take advantage of an exceptional VIP Package to enhance your experience. In addition to the general public events, you’ll have access to exclusive, invitation-only events including a Congressional reception (2/ 27), the National Press Club reception (2/ 28), and a reception at the Embassy of Finland hosted by its Ambassador and NWHM (3/1)– all additional NWHM offerings for the Suffrage Centennial Celebration.
Click here to learn about the VIP Package, which starts at $250 and includes preferred seating and admission to all events, including the VIP event s listed below:
General Public Events:
The 1913 Suffrage Parade Exhibit
Throughout March in the lobby of the National Press Club
529 14th Street (just south of F St.), 13th Floor, Washington, DC 10045
Learn about key figures from the historic suffrage parade and the role of the press in helping to turn public opinion in favor of women’s voting rights. Created by the National Women’s History Museum with support from the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, the exhibit is free and open to the public. Press Club restaurant, The Fourth Estate, is on the 13th Floor and open to the public. The Metro Center Metro stop is two blocks away.
72 Years of Fighting for the Vote
Saturday, March 2, 11 AM-12:30 PM—The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
21st at H Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Up front seating included in VIP Package
Learn more about how women’s right to vote was won after a 72-year fight, involving three generations of women. Enjoy a not-to-be-missed panel of experts moderated by Ann Lewis, Chair of the Commission on Celebrating Women’s History and Counsel to President Bill Clinton. No ticket necessary. Near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop.
TAKE WHAT IS YOURS by ancedota
Saturday, March 2 at 2pm or 8pm—The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
21st and H Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20052
For tickets -GW Lisner Auditorium Box Office: www.lisner.org 202-994-6800
Ticket included in VIP package with preferred seating
Experience New York theater company anecdota’s special multimedia staged readings of its Off Broadway play about Alice Paul, TAKES WHAT IS YOURS, a fundraising event for NWHM. Four years in the making and composed in the words of Alice Paul, the National Woman’s Party and documents of the time, the play earned New York Times and Backstage Critics’ Picks and rave reviews. The New York Times dubbed it “a psychological thriller about the woman’s suffrage movement …riveting …powerful.” Being adapted by Erica Fae and Jill A. Samuels for large audiences the 70-minute staged reading will feature two actors, video segments from the play, and the stunning original sound score. It will be followed by a post-reading discussion with actress Erica Fae and director Jill A. Samuels and others. Seats priced at $20 (general) and $50 (preferred), students $17 at box office only. Located at 21st and H Streets, NW near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop.
“First Ladies: Hidden in Plain Sight”
Cokie Roberts and Professor Catherine Allgor
Monday, March 4 5:30-7pm–The Arts Club of Washington, DC 2071 I (Eye) St, NW
For ticket purchase: http://www.nwhm.org/support-nwhm/events/upcoming-events
Ticket included in VIP Package
Journalist Cokie Roberts, author of two books on America’s First Ladies of the infancy of the country, will talk with Professor Catherine Allgor, author of a recent biography of Dolley Madison and Director of Education at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. They will focus on the challenges of telling the stories of the First Ladies. Wine and cheese will be served. Near the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West Metro stops.
About the Museum:
The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States.
NWHM’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. Visit our website here: www.nwhm.org.