Press Preview for National Archives’ “Rightfully Hers” Exhibit May 7
Media Alert · Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Washington, DC

WHAT:  A special press-only “sneak peek” of the National Archives exhibit Rightfully Hers:  American Women and the Vote before it opens to the public. The 3,000-square-foot exhibition uses more than 90 original National Archives records to explore the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women. 

***Press will have an opportunity to view and photograph the original 19th Amendment***


  • David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • Debra Steidel Wall, Deputy Archivist of the United States and Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission member
  • Governor James Blanchard, Chair and President of the National Archives Foundation Board of Directors 
  • Mike Clementi, Vice President of HR North America, Unilever - Lead Sponsor of Rightfully Hers
  • Corinne Porter, Exhibition Curator

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 9 a.m.; Media pre-set and light breakfast at 8:30 am

WHERE: Boeing Learning Center ReSource Room, National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

Accredited members of the media should RSVP to No additional lights can be used in the exhibition.

Rightfully Hers curator Corinne Porter will lead a tour of the exhibit in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery following the remarks program. 

Rightfully Hers is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, from May 10, 2019, through January 3, 2021. See the press release for more information on the exhibition, traveling exhibition, pop-up displays, and related free public programs at National Archives facilities nationwide.

The National Archives is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW.  National Archives Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and December 25.  For information on National Archives public programs, call 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online at:   

Presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. 


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