We are well into the month of March now. As at least some of you may know, March is Women’s History Month in the United States. It is the time when we honor the women who have contributed to or shaped the US and the world at large one way or another. So, I would like to take the opportunity to suggest a few museums of the US that you can check out to celebrate women.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is located on Gendy Street in Fort Worth, Texas. You may have heard about the cowboys, but have you heard about the cowgirls too? This is the museum where you can go and learn about them. This museum honors women who have contributed to or shaped the American West.
There are currently 238 women who are inducted into the hall of fame at this museum for the significant impact that they had on the American West. They come from a wide range of disciplines such as writers, artists, business women, ranchers, and rodeo cowgirls. Here are a few women I would like to note.
Sacagawea was a woman from the Lemhi Shoshone tribe who helped to guide the Lewis and Clark Expedition in their exploration of the previously uncharted American West in the early 19th century. Another woman to note is Georgia O’Keeffe. She was a renowned painter who lived much of her life in the western US state of New Mexico. She was known for her inspiring paintings of New Mexico landscapes.
Sandra Day O’Connor grew up on a large cattle ranch in the western state of Arizona who would go on to become the first woman to be appointed as a justice in the US Supreme Court. These are just a few women being honored in the hall of fame at this museum. In addition to the hall of fame, there are a few exhibits you can check out at the museum.
This includes a brand new exhibit called Kit Moncrief Galleries and It’s Never Just a Horse. This exhibit explores the special bonds formed between the horses, women, and the West. The admission rates for the museum are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, military members, and first responders, and $6 for children aged 4 to 12. Admission is free for those aged under 4.
Hotel Suggestion: Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
This hotel is located on Commerce Street in downtown Fort Worth. There is complimentary breakfast available at the hotel. If you are looking to dine out, a few options include The Capital Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, and Bob’s Steak & Chop House. If you are looking to order alcoholic drinks, you can do so at the hotel’s lobby bar. There is an indoor heated swimming pool available to use.
There is also a fitness center available if you are looking for a workout. If you are looking to relax by the fire, you can go to the hotel’s outdoor fire pit. Some rooms and suites will offer breathtaking views of downtown Fort Worth. All of the hotel’s rooms will have WiFi, coffee makers, and mini refrigerators while the suites will also offer microwaves and wet bars.
The average rate for a standard room range from $146 to $331. You can go here to explore your booking options and/or check out some photos.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is located on New York Avenue NW in Washington, DC, the capital of the US. This museum celebrates women’s achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts. This is the only major museum in the world for this purpose. This museum is home to a collection of more than 4,500 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts.
The collection spans multiple time periods from the 16th century to the present. There are nearly one thousand women artists represented at this museum. Among the historic women represented include Mary Cassatt, Lavinia Fontana, Clara Peeters, and Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun.
As for the modern and contemporary women represented at the museum, a few of them include Magdalena Abakanowicz, Chakaia Booker, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Joana Vasconcelos. There are four exhibits currently on display at the museum. They are Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico, Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits, New York Ave Sculpture Project, and Linda Nochlin: The Maverick She.
The admission prices for this museum are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Admission is free for youth aged 18 and under. You can buy your passes by going here.
Hotel Suggestion: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
This hotel is located on New Jersey Avenue NW in Washington, DC just a short walk north of the US Capitol. Article One – American Grill is the hotel’s onsite restaurant. The hotel’s onsite bar is called Article One Lounge. There is an indoor swimming pool on the hotels rooftop. Connected to the pool is the outdoor sundeck that offers breathtaking views of Washington, DC’s bustling streets.
StayFit is the name of the hotel’s fitness center. All of the hotel’s rooms and suites have contemporary decor. Many of them will offer breathtaking views of the city’s vibrant streets. All of the rooms and suites at the hotel will have WiFi, coffee makers, and mini refrigerators. All of the suites will have separate bedrooms and dining/living areas. At least one type of suite will offer full service kitchens.
The average rate for a standard room range from $191 to $713. You can head here to browse your booking options and/or view some photos.
National Women’s Hall of Fame
The National Women’s Hall of Fame is located on Canal Street in Seneca Falls, New York which is located in New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region. The hall of fame at this museum inducts women who have made significant contributions toward the social, economic, and cultural aspects of society in the US and the world at large.
Inductions into the hall of fame at the museum happen every odd-numbered year. The names of the women being inducted into the hall of fame are announced in the spring, usually in March which is Women’s History Month. The induction ceremonies will then happen during the fall of the same year.
A few of the women inducted into the hall of fame in 2019, the most recent year, are Gloria Allred, Angela Davis, and Sarah Deer. During your time at the museum, you can read biographies of women and learn about what makes each of their achievements so significant as far as efforts to improve society in the US and the world is concerned.
There are currently 276 women inducted into the hall of fame. The pricing for admission to the National Women’s Hall of Fame is currently listed as “TBD”. There is also a gift shop located onsite at the museum.
Hotel Suggestion: Hampton Inn Seneca Falls
This hotel is located on Balsley Road in Seneca Falls. There is complimentary breakfast available at the hotel. Should you get hungry, a few nearby restaurants include Penny’s Place, Woodys Bar & Grill, and Connie’s Diner. There is an indoor heated swimming pool at the hotel. A fitness center is also available for you to use.
All of the hotel’s rooms and suites offer WiFi, coffee/tea makers, microwaves, and mini refrigerators. The average rate for a standard room range from $103 to $281. You can go here to explore your booking options and/or browse some photos.
These are the museums of the US you will want to check out to honor women. All of these museums showcase women who have contributed to or shaped the country and the world in some form. Women’s History Month would be the ideal time to honor women by visiting these museums.
What are your thoughts? Are you planning on visiting any of these women-related museums? Feel free to leave a comment here.