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It is time to give women’s stories their due. Across generations, women have shaped American history. They have championed causes, fought to be equal, to choose and chart their own destinies—to be heard.

We need you—champions and visionaries whose enthusiasm, generosity, and support will help build the museum that our foremothers and children deserve. Join us to build a museum like no other!

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The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum will be brought to life via a public-private partnership. In addition to federal appropriations, philanthropy and support from the public will be essential for the development of the Museum.

The Smithsonian American Women's History Museum presents an opportunity to celebrate women's essential contributions, reclaim those left out of the American story, and use women's history as a lens to examine our shared history.

Women have contributed to America's most defining moments—times that shaped constitutional rights, yielded scientific breakthroughs, and created the symbols of our nation. Yet a diversity of women's stories has not been widely told. Until now.

Together we have the opportunity to create a museum to share women's stories in ways they haven't been told before.


Yes! Your tax-deductible gift to the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum will lay the foundation for a long-awaited Smithsonian Museum dedicated to including women’s contributions to the United States. Your support won’t just create a center for treasured artifacts, but will also inspire and educate future generations about women’s history… and more!

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Donations to the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum are tax-deductible under Section 170(c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, in accordance with IRS regulations. The Smithsonian provides written acknowledgment of all charitable donations. Our Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 53-0206027.

Yes! There are many gift planning opportunities that will ensure a strong future for the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.

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