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Discover Her Story

Smithsonian American Women

Women’s contributions to America are largely missing from the traditional American history narrative. Representation matters. Dig in, be inspired, and share what you discover using #BecauseOfHerStory.

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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.

These themes include behind-the-scenes videos, excerpts from Smithsonian American Women, and the fascinating stories behind featured objects.

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