Join the Harvard Club of Washington, DC and the DC Chapter of Alumni Network of Harvard Women Shared Interest Group for a late afternoon tour of the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. This event is part of the Harvard Club's Radcliffe Affairs Series. This event is capped at 20 participants. Please keep this in mind when you sign up. If you are not able to come for whatever reason, please let Vanessa know ASAP.
The Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument (formerly Sewall House (1800-1929), Alva Belmont House (1929-1972), and the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum (1972-2016)) is a historic house and museum of the U.S. women's suffrage and equal rights movements located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States.
Since 1929, it has served as headquarters of the National Woman's Party, a key political organization in the fight for women's suffrage. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974. From 1972 to 2016, the Sewall-Belmont National Historic Site was an affiliated unit of the National Park Service. In 2016, President Barack Obama designated it a National Monument, affording it more protection, visibility, and likely more funding.
Read more about this historic location here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/us/politics/obama-womens-equality-national-monument.html?_r=0
Directions and Parking: The National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument is located on Capitol Hill at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE, next to the Hart Senate Office building. It is a free-standing, federal style brick house surrounded by a black cast-iron fence. The entrance for museum tours and the museum shop is located on 2nd Street with the lift accessible entrance located to the side of the museum next to the Hart Senate Office Building. The doors facing Constitution Avenue are not entrances. The Museum is accessible by metrorail and by car.