Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society

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    Located on the fourth floor of the New-York Historical Society, the center is dedicated to telling the stories of women who had shaped the US throughout history and to women’s actions, lives, and legacies. The Center presents pioneer women from different classes, races, and sexuality from the Suffrage Movement to modern days activism.
    The gallery, designed by the architect Eva Jiricna, features temporary and permanent exhibits, such as a collection of 132 Tiffany lamps, an interactive display of women who contributed to society like Madonna, Patti Smith, Molly Brant, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as well as the Billie Jean King archives, which includes some of the champion’s personal items.
    The Center for Women’s History organizes public events, intimate conversations with experts, and the annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History.

    What is the new Center for Women's History?

    The New-York Historical Society's new Center for Women's History, the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum, reveals the untold stories of women of all backgrounds who have shaped American history. Herstory happens here.

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    Address: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way, New York, NY 10024
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