The Henry Sheldon Museum invites you to its VIRTUAL meeting featuring special guest speaker Dorothy Moss, curator of painting and sculpture at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and coordinating curator of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. The event is on Wednesday, November 18 via Zoom.

The meeting begins at 6:00 pm and at 6:45, Dorothy Moss will present “Behind the Scenes of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.” Registration is $25; please register online at no later than Thursday, November 12. You will receive an email with the Zoom invitation and login instructions on Friday, November 13.

In her remarks, Dorothy Moss will outline the creation of the Smithsonian’s most expansive pan-institutional (19 museums, 9 research centers) project to date: The American Women’s History Initiative. The stories of the historic women featured in the Initiative have often been neglected. But they are pioneers and trailblazers who shaped American society and changed the course of American history. Moss will describe the planning of the Initiative, the current associated exhibits, and highlight a few of the women and their histories, including Ida B. Wells, who was born into slavery in Mississippi and became a prominent journalist and an early leader in the civil rights movement.