Wednesday, March 30, 2016
TIME: Meet at WNDC at 10:15 (to share cabs) or at Sewall Belmont House at 10:55 am (144 Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, DC (Entrance on 2nd Street NE). Tour begins at 11:00.
PRICE: $15 Members; $20 Non-members
EVENT TYPE: Walking Tour. Optional lunch afterwards in the cafeteria of the Hart Senate Office Building.
The Sewall-Belmont House has stood strong on Capitol Hill for more than two hundred years. Early occupants of the house participated in the formulation of Congress and witnessed the construction of the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court. In 1929, the National Woman’s Party (NWP), purchased the house. For more than sixty years, the trail-blazing NWP used the house’s strategic location to lobby for women’s political, social, and economic equality. Today, the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum tells the compelling story of a community of women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women’s rights. It maintains an extensive collection of suffrage banners, archives, and artifacts documenting the continuing effort by women and men of all races, religions and backgrounds to win voting rights and equality women under the law for women.
Tour Limited to 20 participants.