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Pair of bipartisan senators propose women's history museum in DC

Historians in the News
tags: museums, Washington DC, womens history



A bipartisan pair of female US senators have introduced a bill to establish an American women's history museum as part of the Smithsonian complex.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced their legislation Friday citing the findings of a 2014 congressional commission that recommended the creation of an American Museum of Women's History. In December 2014, the commission was established by Congress to explore the possibility of the new museum.

"We need a permanent place to showcase the accomplishments and tell the stories of women throughout our country's history," Feinstein said in a news release. "A Smithsonian museum would be a fitting and long-overdue way to properly recognize women's contributions to our nation's narrative."

A similar bill was introduced both in the House and the Senate in the last Congress, but neither progressed to a vote. The House bill received 257 cosponsors.

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