National Women's History Month
Hurray! March ushers in Spring (March 20 is the vernal equinox, first day of the new season) and is also National Women’s History Month! Come in the Library to see our blooming displays! Click here for more info.
2011 marks the 100th annual celebration of National Women's History Month. President Obama opened the celebration with the traditional presidential proclamation on February 28th:
During Women's History Month, we reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments of women and honor their role in shaping the course of our Nation's history. Today, women have reached heights their mothers and grandmothers might only have imagined. Women now comprise nearly half of our workforce and the majority of students in our colleges and universities. They scale the skies as astronauts, expand our economy as entrepreneurs and business leaders, and serve our country at the highest levels of government and our Armed Forces. In honor of the pioneering women who came before us, and in recognition of those who will come after us, this month, we recommit to erasing the remaining inequities facing women in our day.
Check out these sites which hold a wealth of historical and current events and biographies…
- Women's History Month.gov
- The National Women's History Project
- Women's History Month at The National Women's History Project
- Women's Movement topic page at CREDO Reference
Celebrate the women in your family! 1000memories, the National Women's History Project, and the Internet Archive have partnered to remember the contributions of women in history - those whose lives shaped and were shaped by history. You can help write as many women into history as possible by clicking here and adding the significant women from your life.