Women in Preservation Symposium

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) and the Smithsonian Institution present a three-day celebration of women and their pivotal role in American preservation!

Join us for three days of dynamic discussions with more than 30 scholars, museum professionals, and powerful, everyday advocates. Be sure to not miss our three compelling keynote speakers: Lonnie G. Bunch, III, 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Carol B. Cadou, Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library; and Leslie Greene Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello. 

Additionally, enjoy exclusive access to five-minute “Flash Talks” of Smithsonian staff and collections, listen in on pithy interviews between emerging and museum-greats, and expand your understanding of “women’s work” and their national, lasting, and important impact on preservation.

More information can be found at nscda.org/wips2021/.

Registration is free but is required. You must register for each day of the Symposium that you are interested in attending. Drop-in and out as needed throughout the day to make the most of your time and interests. 


Apr 05 - 07 2021


9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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