Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
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The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
Sharing the story…
Preserving the legacy…
Inspiring the ongoing quest for women’s full equality…
The Sewall House has stood strong on Capitol Hill for over two hundred years. Early occupants of the house participated in the formulation of congress and witnessed the construction of the US Capitol and the Supreme Court. In 1929, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) purchased the house, and it soon evolved into a center for feminist education and social change. For over sixty years, the trail-blazing NWP, and its founder Alice Paul, utilized the strategic location of the house to lobby for women’s political, social, and economic equality.
Today, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum tells the compelling story of a community of women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women’s rights. The innovative tactics and strategies these women devised became the blueprint for women’s progress throughout the twentieth century. Visit the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum to learn about the historic National Woman’s Party, and the work for women’s equality that remains unfinished.
One of the premier women’s history sites in the country, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum maintains exhibits and an extensive collection of suffrage banners, archives and artifacts documenting the continuing effort by women and men of all races, religions and backgrounds to win voting rights and equality for women under the law.
Programs & Events for the Suffrage Centennial Celebration, March 1-3, 2013
March 1-3 11:00 to 5:00. Open House at Sewall-Belmont House & Museum. The museum will be open to the public featuring tours and lectures throughout the day. In addition to the permanent galleries, rarely seen artifacts from the 1913 Suffrage Parade will be on exhibit.
March 2nd at noon. In partnership with the National Archives Experience, a film screening of the HBO production “Iron Jawed Angels” in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archive.
March 23-24 11:00 to 5:00. Open House at Sewall-Belmont House & Museum. The museum will be open to the public featuring tours and lectures throughout the day. In addition to the permanent galleries, rarely seen artifacts from the 1913 Suffrage Parade will be on exhibit.
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is located
on Capitol Hill at 144 Constitution Ave., NE (at 2nd St. NE)
Washington, DC 20002.
It can be reached via Metrorail, see the website for details.
Admission is free for members and $5 for the general public.