Center for Women's History

Explore women's history through exhibitions, programs, scholarship, and immersive multimedia.

About the center

Our new Center for Women’s History—the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum—reveals the untold stories of women who have shaped and continue to shape the American experience. As a hub for scholarship and education, the new Center demonstrates how women across the spectrum of race, class, and culture exercised power and effected change before they could even access the ballot box. Guided by a committee of distinguished historians and informed by the latest research, the Center features permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, and a vibrant array of talks and programs, enriching the cultural landscape of New York City and ushering in a new era of historical discovery.

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"Miss Rose Bower of North Dakota" Woman playing trumpet, wearing "Votes for Women" sash. Gelatin Silver Photograph, New-York Historical Society.

Major funding for the Center for Women's History programs provided by

Joyce B. Cowin
Diane and Adam E. Max
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Jean Margo Reid
The Estate of Jean Dubinsky Appleton
Eric J. & Daria L. Wallach
Diana and Joseph DiMenna
Deutsche Bank
Claudine and Fred Bacher
James Basker and Angela Vallot
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
Hogan Lovells
The Caroline M. Lowndes Foundation

Public funding for the Center for Women’s History
provided by

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
in partnership with the City Council

Empire State Development and I LOVE NEW YORK
under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s
Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

"Weekend with History: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the Early American Republic." Carol Berkin - April 9, 2016. Photo: Don Pollard

Guided by its committee of expert scholars, the Center for Women’s History will present a full calendar of public events in both the 420-seat Robert H. Smith Auditorium and in a smaller, salon-like setting.

Corporate support provided by Hogan Lovells

Upcoming Events:

An Evening with Billie Jean King
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Featuring: Billie Jean King, David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Presented by the New-York Historical Society in Collaboration with the Center for Women’s History.

Women and the White House
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Featuring: Carol Berkin, Annette Gordon-Reed, Gil Troy, Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Presented by the New-York Historical Society in Collaboration with the Center for Women’s History.

Woman of the Year (1942)
Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7 PM
Opening Remarks: Kati Marton
Presented by the New-York Historical Society in Collaboration with the Center for Women’s History.

Dolley Madison and the White House
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Featuring: Carol Berkin, Cokie Roberts
Presented by the New-York Historical Society in Collaboration with the Center for Women’s History.

 

 

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