The Smithsonian is researching, disseminating, and amplifying the histories of American women through its American Women’s History Initiative in preparation for the future Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.
Online exhibit that highlights the achievements of women from the 1940s to the present that explores the power and complexity of gender consciousness in modern American life (includes an interactive timeline).
For most of history, Virginia Woolf suggested, Anonymous was a woman. And for the most part, even those women whose names we know have not gotten their due. Celebrate some of the many women who have shaped our world with these profiles and biographies.
Government website. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.