A pair of federal lawmakers said Wednesday the time has come to established a national museum dedicated to women’s history.
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.
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.
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.