Smithsonian American Women's History Museum Act introduced in the Senate

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Summary

A bill, S.959, the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum Act, was introduced in the Senate by Senator Susan Collins to establish in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum, and for other purposes. The bill cites the under representation of women in historical accounts, monuments, memorials and museums, specifically the lack of a national museum. The bill proposes to fill that gap and highlight the contributions by women to U.S. History with the establishment of the National Women's History Museum.

Author

Collins, Susan 1952-

Subject

  • Collins, Susan 1952-
  • Feinstein, Dianne 1933-
  • American Womens History Initiative
  • United States Congress Senate

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • U.S. Congress, Senate. Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act, S.959, 116th Congress, introduced in the Senate March 28, 2019.
  • Cascone, Sarah. Will the United Sates Finally Get a National Women's History Museum? Congress Just Introduced Two Bipartisan Bills to Build One. artnet news, April 1, 2019.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 28, 2019

Topic

  • Women
  • Law
  • New Museums
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Legislation

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