Help Tell The Untold Stories Of American Women

In America's most defining moments — times that shaped constitutional rights, yielded scientific breakthroughs, and created the symbols of our nation — a diversity of women's stories has not been widely told.

The Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story, is changing that.

For more than 170 years, the Smithsonian has been recognized around the world for its scholarship and collections, made up of national treasures and artifacts held in trust for the American people. Millions of visitors from all walks of life are drawn to our museums, free and open 364 days a year. They come to see themselves reflected in America's diverse story and to understand their place in the world.

Because of Her Story illuminates women's pivotal roles in building and sustaining our country and will expand what we know of our shared history. The curators and educators hired through the American Women's History Initiative will fill the gaps in our national narrative, shedding light on untold women's stories — not in one gallery or museum, but throughout the Smithsonian's many museums, research centers, cultural heritage affiliates and digital tools.

Sign and show your support for the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and help the Smithsonian shed light on untold women's stories.
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