Announcements

The following highlights are excerpted from the fall/winter announcement sheet of the Office of History and Collections. You may read, download and print the full information sheet which requires Adobe Acrobat reader. (Download your free Adobe Acrobat reader here.)


Grant Award!!

The Women's Memorial collection recently received a federal match grant of $237,000 from the Save America's Treasures program! This grant allows us to ensure environmentally sound storage for our archives and collections, to conserve selected uniforms, digitize selected photographs and transcribe and duplicate the oral history collection.

The Women's Memorial must now raise matching funds from corporate and private donations. Please contact us for further information and to make a donation!


Women's Memorial Collections Travel the Country.

Two 1950s Hattie Carnegie-designed Army uniforms and four military Barbie dolls are currently on loan from our collection for a traveling exhibit organized through The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University and the National Heritage Museum of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business brings to life the stories of some 40 intriguing women who helped shape the landscape of American business. Artifacts and costumes, diaries and letters, business and legal documents, photographs and paper ephemera, audio recordings, and interactive technology reveal the trials and triumphs of this diverse group of inventors, innovators and trendsetters.

Visit the Enterprising Women exhibit website for in-depth historical materials and information!


SOS!!!

History and Collections curators and historians need information for current projects.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart awarded a grant to us to gather information about women awarded the Purple Heart. We are looking for data about each recipient, date of the award and information about the incident or event leading to the award.

We are also compiling a book of honor about women killed in action or killed in the line of duty. This book of honor will rest in the Hall of Honor at the Women's Memorial.

Permanent or loaned memorabilia donations are welcomed for temporary exhibits for at the Women's Memorial. Some materials may be used in displays and some may provide important background information for researchers. Subjects include Native American military women—past and present; African American servicewomen from World War II; and love, marriage and the military throughout all eras.