Sewell-Belmont House, Capitol Hill,Washington,DC

IMG_1130.jpgIMG_1131.jpgIMG_1129.jpgIMG_1132.jpgMission Statement

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, celebrates women’s progress toward equality—and explores the evolving role of women and their contributions to society—through educational programs, tours, exhibits, research and publications.

The historic National Woman’s Party (NWP), a leader in the campaign for equal rights and women’s suffrage, owns, maintains and interprets the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum. One of the premier women’s history sites in the country, this National Historic Landmark houses 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 for women under the law.

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and the National Woman’s Party are committed to preserving the legacy of Alice Paul, founder of the NWP and author of the Equal Rights Amendment, and telling the untold stories for the benefit of scholars, current and future generations of Americans, and all the world’s citizens.  “

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One thought on “Sewell-Belmont House, Capitol Hill,Washington,DC

  1. On April 10th I posted about the Sewall-Belmont House. On April 12th, President Obama spoke at the house,designating it as a National Monument. In the Washington Post article (A3,April 13th) it states that the house “serves as the site of the only resistance to the British invasion of Washington during the War of 1812 and was set on fire by the British in retaliation.”

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