The First Women in Congress Exhibition

Photograph taken of the First Women in Congress exhibit. March, 2017/tiles/non-collection/S/SB17221.xml Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol
  • U.S. Capitol, First Floor House Connecting Corridor
  • 2017–2020

In the U.S. Capitol from 2017 to 2020, the First Women in Congress exhibition celebrated the 100th anniversary of Jeannette Rankin taking her seat as the first woman in the U.S. House of Representatives. This web exhibition complements the physical exhibition, using objects and documents to further explore the prominent issues addressed by Rankin, and the early generation of women Representatives who followed in her footsteps.

To learn more about the First Women in Congress exhibition, contact the Office of Art & Archives at or 202-226-1300.

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