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"It's Time for a Museum of Women's History," Congressional Panel Says

"It's Time for a Museum of Women's History," Congressional Panel Says

A congressional panel determined that the country needs a national museum dedicated to showcasing the contributions and experiences of American women.

"There are so many untold stories of women's contributions. This is a great time to remind people we want to tell those stories," said Susan Whiting, chairwoman of the board of the National Museum of Women's History.

According to The Washington Post, the report calls on Congress to provide $2 million a year to the Smithsonian to start the long-term project of creating a permanent site for the museum. The institution is said to open near the National Mall in Washington D.C., and would be called the American Museum of Women's History.

"Although building a new museum is not practical now, we recognize our responsibility to make sure that women's history is appropriately represented in all our museums," Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton said.

Even though we may have a way to go before the revolutionary women's museum is built, you can enjoy some of the online exhibits now like: Women in WWII, Chinese American Women history, Entrepreneurial Women, and Women in the Olympics.

To learn how to donate or get involved with the American Museum of Women's History, click here.

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