Women’s history is learned by sharing stories of women.
The American story contains infinite stories, some widely known, and many waiting to be uncovered and shared. Women’s experiences and contributions are as vast as the multitudes they contain. When the facts of the past combine with lived experience, history is transformed.
The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum expands the story of America through the often-untold accounts and accomplishments of women—individually and collectively—to better understand our past and inspire our future. Through new stories, we all benefit from a deeper historical understanding of our nation.
#WomensHistoryIs a movement that claims the value and importance of every woman’s story. What does women’s history mean to you? Share a story of a woman from your family, your community, or from the past who inspired you to think differently.
A story of a woman is a story of America. Women’s history is American history.