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.

2020 Event Highlights

Exhibition

On View Through January 3, 2021

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, this exhibition highlights the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women.

(National Archives)

Exhibition

February 21 – May 17, 2020

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
Women have long been the creative force behind Native American art, yet their individual contributions have been largely unrecognized, instead treated as anonymous representations of entire cultures. This landmark exhibition, featuring 81 artworks, is the first major thematic show to explore the artistic achievements of Native women and establishes their rightful place in the art world.

(Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery)

Exhibition

March 6, 2020 - April 2021

Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote, the National Museum of American History will open Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage. Highlighting women’s achievements in winning suffrage, it invites audiences to explore how the country celebrates milestones, what people as a nation remember, what (and who) has been forgotten or silenced over time, and how those exclusions helped create the cracks and fissures in a movement that continues to impact women’s politics and activism.

(National Museum of American History)

Exhibition

On View Through September 7, 2020

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words
This Library of Congress exhibition is the first major exhibition to showcase the Rosa Parks Collection, which came to the Library in 2014. The collection includes thousands of pages of Parks' personal correspondence, letters from presidents, her writings from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and about 2,500 photographs, as well as her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.

(Library of Congress)

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 21

Women Photojournalists: an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Library of Congress staff will collaborate with the public at this event to expand and improve information in Wikipedia about women photojournalists. Anyone with an interest in learning to use Wikipedia, or in researching women in the arts, is encouraged to attend.

The event is free, but due to expected demand, tickets are recommended. Get Tickets »
This event is part of DC-area Art+Feminism edit-a-thons.

(Library of Congress)

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