Because of Her Story

Because of Her Story

To create a more equitable and just American society, the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative will create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women.

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Read about the Smithsonian's latest scholarship on women's history, get inspired with stories from our collections, and see other updates.

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Discover Her Story

In these themes you will find stories and objects from women who have shaped America as we know it through their work, creativity, and resolve.

Events

Join us for online events that tell women's stories and honor their achievements in art, history, science, business, and culture. 

 

Collections

The Smithsonian’s collections include iconic objects that tell the stories of American women, their struggles, and their accomplishments. 

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New Book!

Smithsonian American Women is a celebration of women from all walks of life throughout our nation's history. 

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