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Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:04 AM

Meryl Streep's next project: A national women's history museum



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Women's place in history is a subject on Streep's mind of late. Her next off-screen project is the National Women's History Museum, an entity that exists so far only in cyberspace and that the actress is trying to get erected in brick and mortar on a site adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

“History until the 20th century was written by one member of the human family and it wasn’t the mother,” Streep said in a mid-December interview in New York City with her “Iron Lady” director, Phyllida Lloyd. “It was dad. That’s who wrote history and ... what was important? Movements of armies, sovereignty of nations, all sorts of things. But women were there all along and they have incredible stories that we don’t know anything about.”

Financing for the $400-million museum is being raised privately — Streep donated $1 million to the endeavor — but congressional approval is required for the location, which would place the building near institutions such as the National Air and Space Museum, the Museum of the American Indian and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. A bill to allow the museum has passed committees in the House and the Senate and is awaiting action by the full legislative bodies.

“It’s a political football, I gather,” Streep said. “It’s a thing that everybody in Congress agrees with but then they attach it to something that no one agrees with .... It would be a beacon to women all over the world, because there really is no such museum. There are cottage museums — there’s a quilt museum, there’s a cowgirl museum.”

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/12/meryl-streeps-next-project-a-national-womens-history-museum.html




National Women's History Museum: http://www.nwhm.org/


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Tx4obama Feb 2012 OP
MarianJack Feb 2012 #1
JNelson6563 Feb 2012 #2
felix_numinous Feb 2012 #3
xmas74 Feb 2012 #4
tammywammy Feb 2012 #5
niyad Feb 2012 #7
tammywammy Mar 2012 #8
niyad Feb 2012 #6
ellisonz Mar 2012 #9

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 06:36 AM

1. Meryl Streep is a great lady and, I'm happy to say...

...a THREE TIME Oscar winner!

PEACE!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 09:29 AM

2. She's always about the sisterhood.

In pretty much every award acceptance speech I have seen her give (and I have not seen them all) she talks about the roles of and for women in the industry. She is one of the greatest boosters of our cause. I love her!

Julie

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:48 PM

3. Fantastic idea!

And so vital in this country where so many groups want to rewrite history and turn back the clock on women's rights.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 06:14 PM

4. Wonderful!

We need it as a means to pass down our history not only to our daughters but also to our sons.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 11:07 PM

5. There was a wonderful Women's Museum in Dallas

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I say "was" because it closed back on Oct 31 forever. Such a lovely museum that was full of all kinds of interesting things.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 11:52 PM

7. the museum has closed? that is such sad news.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:18 AM

8. Yes, sadly it did last October.

It was a really great museum.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 11:51 PM

6. if meryl can help get this thing built--wonderful

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 02:52 AM

9. On behalf of the DU American History Group Hosts...

...We endorse this idea entirely.

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