We are open!

After more than a year of construction, collections conservation, cataloging, exhibit and website design, and amazing efforts from Board Members, donors, staff and friends, I am thrilled to announce that the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (SBHM) is open and accessible!  … Continue reading

Celebrate Black History Month: Bringing African American Women to Statuary Hall

Sewall-Belmont commends this Maryland NOW Statue Project for its celebration of women’s progress toward equality. The Maryland National Organization for Women (NOW) Statue Project is working on placing a statue of Harriet Tubman in the National Statuary Hall collection in … Continue reading

In Honor of Alice Paul’s Birthday, Sewall-Belmont Salutes the Founder of the National Woman’s Party

Born January 11, 1885, Alice Paul was a well-educated Quaker raised to believe in equality between the sexes. Her life’s work became focused on achieving this goal. Educated at Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania, Paul moved to England to … Continue reading

Night of Terror

On November 15, 1917, suffragists imprisoned after picketing the White  House faced violent attacks at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia. Lucy Burns, Dora Lewis, and other members of the National Woman’s Party were brutally beaten and abused, according to affidavits. … Continue reading

Toast the Woman’s Vote

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum was thrilled to collaborate with sixteen organizations and Athena Vineyards to host Toast the Woman’s Vote on November 4, 2010. Friends and supporters of convened at the historic Tayloe House, the second headquarters of the … Continue reading

The 19th Amendment and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

On August 18, 1920, one man, Harry Burn, changed his vote in the Tennessee state legislature from a “Nay” vote to an “Aye” vote and Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment enfranchising women. … Continue reading

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