Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friday Five

The “Friday Five” is a meme floating around the internet, and one of my favorites.  It’s a great way to share some of my favorite tidbits from this week at the Museum. 1. Did you see: we had an unexpected … Continue reading

March Madness?

Page Harrington, our wonderful Executive Director, offers some interesting information about the 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade for Cable in the Classroom.  Check it out! Want to learn more? Come visit us Saturday or Sunday, from 11 to 5, for Women’s … Continue reading

Won’t You Join Us?

We are holding an Open House this Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5, in celebration for Women’s History Month.  Come visit your favorite museum!  

Welcome Home!

One of the great strengths of Sewall-Belmont is our rich collection of suffrage material.  Among these many, many objects that tell the story of women’s fight for equality are the cartoons of Nina Allender.  Today, one of museum’s cartoons came … Continue reading

Sharing Our Collection

The third issue of Equal Rights we’re including in our special Women’s History Month display has a great description of life in the Sewall-Belmont House. Take it away, Intern Jean: Equal Rights, October 1954 The cover of this October 1954 … Continue reading

More about Equal Rights

As part of our special display honoring Women’s History Month, we have a special display of some of most interesting objects.  One of the pieces we selected is an issue of Equal Rights. Intern Jean helpfully summarized the issue to … Continue reading

Equal Rights Magazine

We are proud to display some of our extensive collection of Equal Rights as part of Women’s History Month celebrations. One of the issues dates from May 5, 1923.  Intern Jean had great thoughts about this issue, which I’m happy … Continue reading

Rare Books and More!

Continuing our discussion from yesterday, I wanted to talk about some of rare books and manuscripts displayed for Women’s History Month. We have an incredible scrapbook collection, and our lovely intern Jean has been carefully working with them to help … Continue reading

Saturday Events

Don’t forget! Today we are screening Iron Jawed Angels at the National Archives at noon, followed by a discussion between Page Harrington and Lucy Beard, Executive Director of the Alice Paul Institute AND participating the Smithsonian’s American History’s Family Fun … Continue reading

How we select objects

Picking materials for our special display this weekend was a wonderful opportunity to share the strengths of our incredible collection. Working with our collections and archives intern, Jean, I started by thinking about the most famous objects in our collection.  … Continue reading