Blackburn leads bipartisan push for national women’s museum

Tennessee’s U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is leading a crusade to establish a new national museum dedicated to women’s history, reports The Washington Times.

With a record number of female lawmakers in Congress, there is bipartisan momentum to recognize the accomplishments of women without spending any taxpayer funds, they said.
“This would be a privately funded museum,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, told MSNBC. (Note: MSNBC video HERE.)

She and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, New York, Democrat, said there is a nonprofit organization set up to drive the effort, although it is unclear where the museum would be located.

“We need a site to put all this together,” Mrs. Maloney said. (Passing thought note: Maybe, like Tennessee, the state where the Legislature cast the decisive vote on women’s suferage?)

The museum would cost $400 million to $500 million, MSNBC reported.

“I think women across the country, conservative and liberal, are going to say this is a worthy cause,” Mrs. Blackburn said.

“We need a site to put all this together,” Mrs. Maloney said.

The museum would cost $400 million to $500 million, MSNBC reported.

“I think women across the country, conservative and liberal, are going to say this is a worthy cause,” Mrs. Blackburn said.