Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.
The NWHM fills in major omissions of women in history books and K-12 education, providing scholarly content and educational programming for teachers, students, and parents. We reach more than four million visitors each year through our online content and education programming and, in early 2023, we will mount our first physical exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3.
Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.
Learn more about legal theorist and writer Pauli Murray, community organizer Mary Treadwell, and civil rights activist Dorothy Height in this month’s featured biographies.
Murray, Treadwell, and Height are all featured in the NWHM’s upcoming exhibition in Washington, DC, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC. You can learn more about the exhibition here.
Use the NWHM’s compendium of online biographies to spark curiosity and dig deeper into women’s impact in our shared history. Explore more here.