It has been the headquarters of the national women s party since 1929. Paul was the founder of the national women s party nwp which was the fore mother of the era.
The nwp has been fighting for women s equality since 1913.
Sewall belmont house. The house was designated a national historic site by an act of congress in 1974. President barack obama designated the national monument on april 12 2016. The sewall belmont house is the spot of a few other historic events like the signing of the louisana purchase.
Capitol and supreme court alice paul and the nwp developed innovative strategies and tactics to advocate for the equal rights amendment and equality for women. From this house in the shadow of the u s. The belmont paul women s equality national monument formerly the sewall house 1800 1929 alva belmont house 1929 1972 and the sewall belmont house and museum 1972 2016 is a historic house and museum of the u s.
The sewall belmont house now the national woman s party at the belmont paul women s equality national monument is one of the oldest houses on capitol hill and the headquarters of the historic national woman s party. The property was divided several times and it was daniel carroll who ultimately ceded much of the land to the united states as a site for the new capital. We need you now more than ever.
The sewall belmont house museum one of the oldest residential properties on capitol hill has been the historic headquarters of the national woman s party since 1929. The sewall belmont house was built on a tract of land originally granted to the second lord baltimore by king charles of england. The house is home to the history of the women who have fought for women s rights for so long.
Named after robert sewall the original owner of the site and alva belmont the president and benefactor of the national woman s party this house has been at the center of political life in washington for more than two. Standing on capitol hill for over 200 years now the sewall belmont house and museum tells the story of women s search for equality. Guests will learn about the national woman s party and the struggle for suffrage equal pay and education.
This national historic landmark for 43 years was the washington home of the nwp s founder alice paul radical suffragist. It was built over 200 years ago and was the home of alice paul. Women s suffrage and equal rights movements located in the capitol hill neighborhood of washington d c the monument is named after suffragists and national woman s.
The sewall belmont house was built by robert sewall in 1799 1800 and was named for him and for alva belmont whose financial contribution enabled the national woman s party to purchase the house.