Story at a glance
The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum is asking the public to submit stories online about the women in their lives for an upcoming digital exhibition.
Contributors are invited to share stories about women from their family, community or past that inspired them to think differently.
The exhibition is set to be unveiled online during Women’s History Month in 2024.
The forthcoming Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum is asking the public to submit stories about women to help craft a new digital exhibition scheduled to launch next year.
Interested contributors can share stories on the museum’s website about a woman from “their family, community or past that have inspired them to think differently.”
The exhibition is set to be unveiled in March of 2024 and will be shown entirely online as museum leadership and Congress continue to plan a physical location for the new museum.
Congress passed legislation allowing the creation of a National Women’s History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino as part of the Smithsonian Institution in 2020.
The Smithsonian estimates it will take at least 10 years before physical buildings will be open to the public, according to the museum’s website.
“We are excited to see what the stories that people share will uncover,” said Melanie Adams, interim director of the museum.
“This campaign is one of our first steps toward increasing the visibility of women in American history and recognizing the women who have shaped this country — in large and small ways. We look forward to sharing these stories with the world online and eventually in person, hopefully on the National Mall alongside other Smithsonian museums, which together create a rich and diverse picture of America’s past, present and future.”