honoring women’s history

| 21 Mar 2017 | 10:00

This Women’s History Month has seen its share of tributes to female accomplishment, from physical ones like the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street to calls for a national museum in Washington, D.C. The latter may only be in the hypothetical stage, but the New-York Historical Society is planning to open a brand-new Center for Women’s History this spring that will help fill the gap. The center will feature exhibits of Tiffany lamps, portraits of America’s founding mothers and tennis apparel worn by superstar Billie Jean King. Recently released renderings show cool, dark galleries with elegant glass features. “There isn’t any museum where women’s history in the general sense is on the permanent agenda,” Louise Mirrer, president and chief executive of the historical society, told the New York Times. “There just isn’t.”