A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

Women’s experiences throughout American history are diverse and multifaceted. They have championed causes, navigated obstacles, and built this nation. Women’s history is monumental, yet there are countless untold accounts of their accomplishments, lives, and struggles for equality.

Join us to change the way we tell the story of America—to give the women who came before us the prominence they deserve and inspire people for generations to come.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the museum being funded?

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.

Why is this museum being built?

Whether in history, culture, politics, or the day-to-day of society, representation matters. The American story cannot be told without women. The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum is an enduring platform to share the richness of their stories. We are committing the history of women in America to brick and mortar to achieve a more equal future for women. 

Does my donation support the museum directly?

Yes, your donation to the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum supports the creation of a world-class museum, including sourcing a national collection, curating exhibitions, and creating educational resources that will be immediately available.

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Is my donation tax-deductible?

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.

Can I include the museum in my estate planning or as a beneficiary?

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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I would like to get more involved. How can I volunteer my time?

There will be many opportunities to become involved with the museum in the coming years. Join our email community to be the first to hear about volunteer opportunities.

Where can I get updates about the status of the museum?

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