The historic Whittemore House, the home of women’s political activity in the nation’s capital for nearly 100 years, was built in 1894. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural and historical significance, the Whittemore House was described by Phillip Johnson as “an architectural masterpiece.” It is open to the public as a museum and has served as the clubhouse for the Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) since 1927. Over the years, the National Women’s Foundation has undertaken many projects to preserve the building and its exquisite features.

Click here to view our 1973 application for the National Register of Historic Places!

The Whittemore House was recently selected by the National Park Service for a Save America’s Treasures grant awarded to the National Women’s Foundation. These grants help preserve and protect historic buildings and are meant to support the telling of our nation’s stories and to ensure that our shared legacy is passed on to future generations.

The Save America’s Treasures grant will help the National Women’s Foundation carry out urgently needed repairs to the Copper Bay window, chimneys, roof, gutters, and windows and take other measures to protect and preserve the Whittemore House.

Help preserve the Whittemore House!

The grant—in the amount of $313,000—must be matched 1:1. We need your help to ensure that we reach this goal. Your donation will allow us to join our efforts to protect and preserve this American treasure.

The National Women’s Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law (EIN 52-1743808).

Please donate at the link below or send checks to National Women’s Foundation, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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