A collage of Eugenie Anderson, Eileen Malloy, and Patti Morton

Her Diplomacy: Women’s History Month Program

12:00 pm EDT

In Person


Celebrate Women’s History Month with NMAD! Join us on Wednesday, March 22, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm EDT for an afternoon of programming featuring our current temporary exhibit, Her Diplomacy.

Starting at 12:00 pm, members of NMAD’s curatorial team will be stationed on both levels of the museum to engage visitors in our vast women’s diplomatic history holdings. On the upper level, we invite you to visit the Diplomacy is Our Mission preview exhibit to learn more about the women featured in our Her Diplomacy series, including Kate Koob, who was part of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, and Eileen Malloy, who had a trailblazing career in nuclear arms control. On the lower level, we welcome you to check out our temporary Women’s History Month exhibit, where you can view a selection of our women’s diplomatic history collection. Items on view include the purse that the first female Diplomatic Security Special Agent, Patricia Morton, used as a gun holster, and the Medal of Freedom awarded to one of the first female Foreign Service Officers, Constance Harvey, for her valiant service in WWII France, among others.

At 12:15 pm in the lower level, NMAD’s Public Historian, Dr. Alison Mann, will offer a talk on Eugenie Anderson, the first American woman to be appointed with the rank of Ambassador. You are welcome to drop in for any portion of the presentation and to view the cases while Dr. Mann is presenting.

RSVP by 3/17/23 if you would like to attend the program. On the day of the program, please arrive 15 minutes before the 12:00 (noon) program begins to allow time for security. A government-issued photo ID is required for entry.