Sewall-Belmont House



Address:

144 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Washington DC, DC 20002

Phone:

(202) 546-1210

Description:

After eleven months of renovation, conservation and cataloging of objects, exhibit and website design, and amazing efforts from partners like the National Park Service, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (SBHM) is once again open to the public and ADA accessible! Visitors to the Museum are invited to use the entrance on 2nd Street next to the Hart Senate Office Building. Tours are self-guided Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. The renovation work allowed SBHM to strengthen the foundations of the house, better preserve and exhibit the collections, and move its mission forward with state of the art accessibility to the fabulous collection. The Museum now exhibits 250 individual collection objects including Elizabeth Cady Stanton's chair, Susan B. Anthony's desk, an original Jail Door Pin presented to suffragists who were imprisoned after picketing the White House, and Votes for Women china commissioned by Alva Belmont. In addition, eight banners are on exhibit, including one reading "Working Women Need The Vote" and one reading "The Young Are At The Gates." Today the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is responsible for preserving and celebrating the remarkable and too often forgotten stories of women's pursuit of equality. Accessibility, collection conservation, and technology enhancements allow this story to reach farther and wider than ever before. In addition to the exciting new programs planned for the summer and fall, the Museum is working on productions of ipod applications, accessible guided and virtual tours, and more. Upcoming public programs are listed on the website and include the annual Alice Award Luncheon on September 21st. For more information and to learn more about the Museum, visit www.sewallbelmont.org.

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