March is Women's History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

2019 Event Highlights


Throughout the Month

Betty Ford: A Champion for Breast Cancer Awareness
Breaking with social conventions of the time, Betty Ford reassured women already suffering from similar ordeals and purposefully raised public awareness of screening and treatment options that ultimately saved the lives of countless Americans.

(National Archives)

Panel Discussions

Multiple Dates & Locations

How Did American Women Act? Heroism on the Home Front
Women's roles changed significantly in World War II America. Many were conscripted to join the war effort and wielded new power through jobs outside the home.

(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 10

Feminism and the Arts: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Think women artists deserve more recognition? It's your chance to correct the historical record! Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Art+Feminism, a campaign to improve coverage of feminism and the arts on Wikipedia, for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

(Smithsonian American Art Museum)


March 22

Code Girls Reunion and Women's History Month Observance
Join the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy for the first-ever “Code Girls” reunion.

This event will also be livestreamed on the Library's Facebook page and its YouTube site (with captions).

(Library of Congress)

Film Festival

March 30

Women Directors Film Festival @ SAAM: Visionaries, Then and Now
This all-day festival highlights the visionary work of women film directors across time, space, and creative contexts. The program includes silent cinema trailblazers as well as experimental videos and contemporary film, with insightful introductions and post-screening discussions. Schedule at

(Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Brought to you by:

National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities