Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

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Discover Her Story

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative is an ambitious undertaking to research, collect, document, display and share the compelling story of women. It is inclusive, highlighting the stories of those who identify as women and those who were designated female but self-identify differently.

Screen her program

Affiliates can request a program to complement women’s history programming. Visit our Smithsonian Channel Screenings page to browse the collection and submit a request.

Featured women’s history programs:

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Women’s History Store

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