Explore the National Women's History Museum's collection of virtual exhibits and learn about trailblazing women, past and present.
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Women’s contributions and accomplishments have largely been overlooked and consequently omitted from mainstream culture. The National Women’s History Museum helps fill that void. To this end, the Museum serves to place women’s history within current historical narratives because inclusive history is good history. The Museum offers a collection of virtual exhibits to provide an easy way to learn about trailblazing women, past and present, from anywhere.
Standing Up for Change
Spotlights the rich and vibrant voice of black women leaders in the Civil Rights Movement and highlights their significant roles and contributions.
The Women of NASA
Women have played an essential role in the functions of NASA for almost a century. Learn about some of the women here.
Timeline: Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Women activists have been working long before the more well-known events in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Breaking In: Women in STEM
Explore the historic reasons women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math today.
Legislating History: 100 Years of Women in Congress
More than 300 women have served in Congress since the first female member took her seat in 1917. Their progression through leadership ranks was slow but sure. In many ways, their integration into government reflected women’s entry into public life.
Game Changes: Women and Sports
Exploring the social, political, and cultural barriers that women have overcome to play competitive sports.
“There was one of two things I had a right to: liberty or death. If I could not have one, I would have the other.” Read more about Harriet’s legacy as an outspoken advocate for African American and women’s rights.
First But Not Last
Explore the ways women have been running for president before they could vote for the president.
Fashioning Yourself: A Story of Home Sewing
A history of fabrics, colors, and trims reflecting a century of women’s interpretations of style.
The UMD College of Information Studies will be spotlighting current students, faculty, staff, and alumni on our News page and social media throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month and to recognize their contributions in creating information and technology for good.