On the Cherry Blossoms

Are you enjoying the blooming Cherry Blossoms that bring with them the start of DC’s busy and beautiful spring?  You probably know that the trees we celebrate every year are the 1912 gift of Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City … Continue reading

Are you wearing your Question Producer?

On Equal Pay Day, we talked briefly about the Question Producer pin, a wonderful item in our collection designed by Vyvyan Donner  and cast by Julio Kilenyi. Though small (it’s only about 1/2″ across!) this pin is an important part … Continue reading


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Equal Pay Day

In 2009, there were 4.2 million more women then men in the United States.  (source)  Despite making up more than 50% of the population, women still account for less than 50% of the wages in this county.  On average, women … Continue reading

Reporting on the Colbert Report

Like many people, I enjoy the Colbert Report.  When he and Jon Stewart held their “Rally to Restore Fear/Sanity” on the National Mall, I attended, and had a great time.  Politics in this country is absolutely fascinating (understatement of the … Continue reading

Digital Resources

One of the ongoing projects here at SBHM is digitizing our collection.  So many wonderful things, so little time! As we post more material online, be sure to check out our Past Perfect Online offerings.  Whether you are doing research … Continue reading

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

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