As we mark the centennial of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the Smithsonian Institute announced more than $55 million in donations to make the American Women’s History Museum a reality.
“Together we will create a museum that celebrates the women who have helped build this country,” says Lisa Sasaki, the museum’s interim director. Some of the big guns behind the movement include philanthropist Melinda French Gates and fashion designer Tory Burch.
There is no opening date yet, but Sasaki says the museum will focus on outreach and educational programs that can be used in schools.
– Vikki Locke, C2 Communications