President Clinton established the Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History to consider how best to acknowledge and celebrate the roles and accomplishments of women in American history. It will hold meetings to consider ideas for such celebration, including a focal point for women's history in Washington, D.C., and the use of technology to connect existing and planned historical sites, museums and libraries. The first meeting of the Commission was held on July 16, 1998, at the Canandaigua County Courthouse, the site where Susan B. Anthony was tried and convicted for voting. The Commission's recommendations were reported to the President on November 15, 2000.


Executive Order Establishing the Commission

Commission Member Biographies

Commission Meeting Minutes

Commission Meetings

Other Women's History Links

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The following reports are in pdf format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If Acrobat Reader is not loaded on your computer, you can download it for free by clicking on the icon.

"Celebrating Women's History--Recommendations
to President William Jefferson Clinton" (pdf)

"Women's History is Everywhere:
10 Ideas for Celebrating in Communities
A How-To Community Handbook" (pdf)

"Women Who Made History--A Guide to
Women's History Sites in Washington, D.C." (pdf)

"Honoring Our Past--Report & Recommendations " (pdf)

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