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Grand Opening: Rightfully Hers
  • Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: National Archives Museum

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives will launch a nationwide initiative and major exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage.

From May 10, 2019 through January 3, 2021, the cornerstone of Rightfully Hers will be a major exhibit at the National Archives Museum. The exhibit will reflect the diversity of American women’s experiences and their impact on our history. Drawing on National Archives’ records, it will demonstrate the dynamic involvement of American women across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, and class.

As the steward of our nation’s memory, we will tell the story of the 19th Amendment through this special exhibition in Washington, DC, free public programming, a nationaltraveling exhibitionclassroom displays (distributed to nearly 1,600 schools and libraries),educational offerings (for teachers and students, both off and on-line) and digitization of women’s records.

The Rightfully Hers Opening is made possible in part by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation.

Rightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars.