Women’s History Month is an annual reminder to celebrate the women in our communities who’ve made impacts in the past and continue to revolutionize the world today. We’ve scoured across the United States to find the best spots in the country to learn about those women and celebrate Women’s History Month in 2022.
This March, you can discover landmarks that hold decades of stories about local heroines, learn about Women’s Suffrage through sites retelling their journey to equality, see homes of famous authors and painters, and even find out about events and festivals happening throughout the month to celebrate with the community. Read on to check out our picks!
Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame
Many women have left their mark on Alabama throughout history. Celebrate some of the most influential women at the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame museum in Marion. The growing list of inductees includes Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and Zora Neale Hurston, whose legacies are interwoven into Alabama heritage.
The Votes for Women Historical Marker in Birmingham
The long-fought struggle for voting rights during the historic Women’s Suffrage movement sparked rallies around the entire nation in support of the mission. The Votes For Women Historical Marker recognizes one of the forerunning suffrage clubs in the state, which held meetings at the Echols Opera House. See the marker while attending a show at the theater.
Rosa Parks Museum
Did you know that the Rosa Parks bus incident, which sparked the civil rights bus boycotts, happened in Montgomery? See the Montgomery city bus from 1955, where Rosa Parks was arrested, at the Rosa Parks Museum. The moving exhibitions provide insight into the boycotts, local transportation, and speeches by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many people still refer to the former Elks Lodge in Juneau as the Elks Building. It’s a historical landmark that is forever commemorated with a bronze plaque—although you might have to ask someone to point it out! The plaque marks the site of the Alaska Territorial Legislature meeting in 1913. To kick off the meeting, members passed the right to vote for women as their first order of business.
You don’t have to miss a beat on your Alaskan adventures during Women’s History Month with a visit to Hatcher Pass. Take a scenic drive winding through the Talkeetna Mountains or enjoy the many hiking trails. The stunning views are named after the husband of Cornelia Hatcher, a woman highly influential in advocating for women’s rights.
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Native American culture in Alaska is still thriving, and efforts are made daily to preserve its rich heritage. Get a glimpse into the lifestyles of Native American women at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. The museum exhibits models of their traditional dwellings and other facets of daily life for Native Americans. Be sure to stick around to see the live music and dance performances by Native American men and women.
Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail
Mesa is on a mission to uncover the stories of women who left their footprint on the Arizona desert landscape. The newly launched Women’s Heritage Trail was a collaborative effort to compile important landmarks from women’s history that begin in Mesa and follow a route around the entire state.
Women’s Plaza of Honor at the University of Arizona
Women’s History Month isn’t just a one-month celebration at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The University celebrates girl power all year round at the Women’s Plaza of Honor near Centennial Hall. Relax for a few moments on the plaza’s benches gazing at the decorative sculptures that artistically depict a woman’s life stages.
Arizona Women’s History Alliance Event Series
This month, women looking to get involved with the community can check the event series hosted by the Arizona Women’s History Alliance. For the entire month of March, it will host events spotlighting monumental women in Arizona history and build awareness for their accomplishments.
Maya Angelou’s Childhood Home in Stamps
Maya Angelou is one of the most influential figures in literature. See the origins of where her creativity blossomed at her childhood home in Stamps. She spent a lot of her childhood in her grandmother’s home, which is now honored with recognitions. After spending a few moments at the house, visit the nearby city park, dedicated in her honor after her passing.
Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni’s Villa Rosa
The beautiful Villa Rosa is an impressive piece of architecture in any era. It was built in the 1950s for Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, who was instrumental to women’s rights in the region. Stop by the home for a few moments and see why its stunning Renaissance Revival architecture makes it still one of the most eye-catching homes in Arkansas.
ESSE Purse Museum
Did you know there are only two purse museums in the world? Celebrate the iconic accessory important to many women at the ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock. Through exhibits detailing the history, style, personality indicators, and other facets associated with purses, this museum shows that they are more than just an accessory.
Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
Hollywood wouldn’t be what it is today without the help of female talent leading some of the world’s biggest films. Enjoy the entertainment industry legacy continued at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. See the latest in women’s film talent, in front and behind the camera, in a festival that engages all its attendees.
Women’s Museum of California
Understanding the past can inspire continued progress in the future. It’s part of what inspired the Women’s Museum of California to create exhibitions accomplishing precisely that. Check out the museum in San Diego, where a few hours will fly by while looking at the well-organized archive of artifacts, memorabilia, and more from pivotal women in California history.
Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park
Although essential, women’s labor is often overshadowed throughout history by male counterparts. Get a firsthand look at how women helped defend the home front outside Berkeley when you visit the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park. Its name derives from one of the leading women during the era and includes exhibitions about women’s labor.
Denver’s Women’s History Month Public Art Tour
Immerse yourself into Denver’s artsy side with a Women’s History Month Public Art Tour. Women artists are behind some of the best public murals in town, such as “The Boy and a Frog” by Elsie Ward Hering in 1898 and “Sing and Glide” by Jeanne Quinn. The self-guided tour is a walking route for sightseeing at your own pace.
Ladies of the Brown – Brown Palace Tour
Many of America’s high society could be found staying at the Brown Palace throughout history. This March, reserve your spot for the Ladies of the Brown Tour, where notable names like Hilary Clinton, Molly Brown, and Mamie Eisenhower are just a few of the names you’ll recognize who have stayed at the iconic hotel.
Molly Brown House Museum
The story of the Titanic comes to life at the Molly Brown House Museum, one of the handfuls of survivors from the sunken ship. She was a Denver resident whose home is now open to the public to relive her life through original furnishings, décor, and exhibitions about her life and philanthropic work.
New Britain Museum of American Art – Women’s History Month Event Series
The New Britain Museum of American Art holds a fantastic collection of art. Learn about the women lining the exhibition’s walls at the Spotlight Gallery Talk event. This Women’s History Month event series is a live interaction for discovering your new favorite work of art by a female American artist.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Many people who visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford are inspired to make a positive change in the world. It’s something that the famed author accomplished with her novels, a legacy now continued through the Center. It’s a moving museum that shows many issues from the 19th century that are still relevant in our society today.
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Museum
Katharine Hepburn is a household name for her impact on the Hollywood Film Industry. Her legacy is preserved at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Museum, offering a professional theater space to host world-class theatrical performances. With a schedule filled with big-name touring acts to local talent, there’s a show to look forward to all month long.
Delaware Art Museum – Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame
The Delaware Art Museum is celebrating this year’s Women’s History in a big way. It enlisted the talents of Theresa Walton to create a series of portraits honoring women inducted into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame. The exhibitions will showcase 160 portraits in the Orientation Hall representing women’s heritage in the state.
First State Heritage Park
First State Heritage Park has several historical sites, many of which have connections to influential women in Delaware’s history. The park is hosting a walking tour of the landmark sites like John Bell House, Legislative Hall, and the Old State House, each telling a unique perspective of history.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Women are some of the most talented artists in the world who are finally getting the spotlight they deserve in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Located in Washington DC, the museum is the first of its kind in the world and does an excellent job at broadening awareness for women in the arts.
In one of Tallahassee’s upcoming neighborhoods, Tookes Hotel has remained in its rightful place since 1948. Now listed on the US National Register of Historic Places, Dorothy Nash Tookes founded this landmark as one of the only hotels in town accommodating African American visitors. The house has expanded over the decades to include more rooms and remains a staple of pioneering black excellence in the community.
Women’s History Month Honoree Event at Tallahassee Community College
Women have made a significant impact in the Tallahassee community. On March 9th, Tallahassee Community College will hold a public event honoring 15 distinguished women from the community in an evening full of women-led empowerment.
Miami’s Women’s Park
There’s always a reason to visit Miami, but don’t forget to visit the Women’s Park this Women’s History Month. The large venue highlights women who’ve made contributions to Miami in exhibitions and provides a place for recreation. See what events are happening in the park for the month, or plan your own picnic in the pavilion.
The King Center
The King Center reconnects us to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King while simultaneously spotlighting the impact that his wife, Coretta Scott King, had during the Civil Rights Era. Visit the center to pay tribute to her hard work in the global rights movement, where you’ll even get to see the late couple’s headstones.
Spelman College is an all-female historically black college (HBCU) located in Atlanta. Walk around the campus to see historical buildings still standing since it was founded in 1881. Its alumni include everyone from Alice Walker, who wrote The Color Purple, to Rosalind G. Brewer, the former CEO of Walmart and Sam’s Club!
Ellamae Ellis League House
Even as recent as the 20th century, most women were taught that teaching was the only proper profession for them. But trailblazers like Ellamae Ellis League defied odds by becoming a famous architect in her own right. You can see one of her astonishing designs in Macon at the Ellamae Ellis League House.
The legacy of Hawaiian royalty is preserved at the Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States. Tour inside the palace to see period dress from the 19th century worn by Queens, walk the halls to admire the portraits of women who served as queen, and hear the tale of how Queen Liliuokalani was imprisoned in this lavish palace.
Anna Ranch Heritage Center
You’ll get a chance to experience life like a cowgirl at the Anna Ranch Heritage Center. For a few hours, you can see the unique way of life as a rancher in Hawaii while learning about her generous charity to the local Waimea community.
Hana, Maui – Hometown of Isabella Kauakea Yau Yung Aiona Abbot
Women in STEM is the latest trend inspiring more young girls to explore careers in these fields. But while it’s a modern-day hashtag campaign, it’s something that Isabella Kauakea Yau Yung Aiona Abbot did to pave the trail when she became the first Hawaiian native with a Ph.D. in science. Visit her hometown at Hana to see her humble beginnings in paradise.
LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival
On March 1st, the LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival comes to Moscow, ID. The traveling film festival exhibits some of the best films by women. Attend the screenings at the Kenworth Theater to support its Chicken & Egg Pictures fundraiser.
Idaho Women’s Day
To honor the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020, Boise declared March 14th as “Idaho Women’s Day.” Sitting perfectly in the middle of Women’s History Month, it’s a day for recognizing women who have impacted Idaho in the past and continue to do so today.
Idaho Botanical Garden – Sacajawea Statue
Sacajawea is one of the most famous Native Americans responsible for assisting early explorers Lewis and Clark in discovering unseen territories of the New World. Take an afternoon stroll through the Idaho Botanical Garden to see a statue of her standing proud in the Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden.
Women and Children First Bookstore
Women and Children First is a niche bookstore located in Chicago. Its humongous catalog includes more than 30,000 titles written by women authors or about women. Lose yourself on the crowded shelves full of information to be proud about this Women’s History Month and check its events calendar to see the upcoming activities to get you involved all March long.
Chicago Women’s History Center
Chicago is rich with women’s history that’s now more readily available to the public through the Chicago Women’s History Center. Some of the city’s most educated scholars and professionals volunteer to compile information to exhibit in the center, providing the historical context of women in Chicago. It is celebrating the month with a special event series.
International Woman’s Day Hike
Wake up the morning of March 13th in time for the International Woman’s Day Hike. This outdoor activity happens in Polish to retrace the steps of Isabel Bassett, an environmentalist from the town. Walk through Thatcher Woods and check out the exhibitions in Trailside Museum to follow her legacy throughout the region.
Madame Walker Legacy Center
Madame CJ Walker is one of the most successful African American entrepreneurs. Indianapolis is home to the Madam Walker Legacy Center, established to continue her work in the Black community. The center hosts events around the arts and many other engaging activities you can find happening in March.
Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention – Historical Marker
The suffrage movement brought many conventions in nearly every state. For example, see the site that hosted a women’s rights convention, which eventually became the official Indian Woman’s Suffrage Association. The historical marker is located in Dublin, IN.
Virginia Claypool Meredith “Queen of American Agriculture” – Historical Marker
In the 1800s, women were more likely seen in the homes than out in the farm fields. But after Virginia Claypool Meredith inherited the Oakland Farm, it led her to earn a reputation as the “Queen of American Agriculture.” A historical marker indicated the site of the farm where she also worked as an advocate for women’s careers in farming.
Plaza of Heroines at Iowa State University
Look at the ground while approaching the staircase leading up to Catt Hall at Iowa State University, and you’ll notice names decorating the red-brick walkway. Welcome to the Plaza of Heroines, which displays more than 3,900 names of impactful women in history. The centerpiece honors Carrie Chapman Catt, a women’s suffrage movement leader who also graduated from the university.
Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge
Arched gracefully over the Des Moines River is the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge. This important bridge is not only the link to driving from either side of Des Moines, but also gives drivers a daily reminder to think about women’s roles in their lives and occupations.
International Women’s Day in Downtown Iowa City
For the entire month of March, Iowa City is spotlighting the successful women business owners in the city. Check online to see which of your favorite shops in the downtown district are owned or managed by women, and show your support for them by shopping. The diverse district is proud to have more than 60 proud women-owned businesses.
Mid-Content Public Library – Women’s History Month Event Series
Kansas City wants to rewrite history to be more inclusive of “herstory.” This Women’s History Month will achieve it with an event series hosted at the Mid-Continent Public Library. The month-long series comes around every year where the community can learn about influential Kansas City women, attend live talks with a historian, and more.
Her Art/Their Art Project at InterUrban ArtHouse
March is the perfect month to check out the Her Art/Their Art Project to see the talented artists from the local community. Each artist exhibited in the show provides attendees with their artistic representation of being a woman or non-binary artist and navigating the life challenges that come along with the title.
Wichita Art Museum
The Wichita Art Museum exhibits impressive collections of art in its galleries. But did you know that this popular attraction was founded thanks to two women? Louise Caldwell Murdock, who ran an interior design company in Wichita, provided the initial funds. At the same time, one of the employees, Elizabeth Navas, curated its early collections, such as works from American Art.
The Little Loomhouse
Since its opening in the 1860s, the Little Loomhouse has earned its recognition on the National Register of Historic Places. Lou Tate was the master weaver who had projects with the White House and connections to the first performance of the “Happy Birthday Song.” The historic cabin now exhibits and promotes textile arts.
Woman’s Club of Louisville
Susan Look Avery was a woman instrumental in promoting women’s rights. By opening her home to the American Woman Suffrage Association national meeting, she solidified the site in history. Today, it’s home to the Woman’s Club of Louisville, an activity center engaging the community through events, activities, and service.
Transport through time as you step onto the Dinsmore Homestead. Life during the 19th and 20th centuries jump off the history book pages by providing a living farm and museum experience. See the daily activities of rural women and learn about how it was restored by Hannah Hume Baird, a former member of the Advisory Council under President Carter.
Joan of Arc Statue in New Orleans
The French Market in New Orleans is always lively, with locals shopping for fresh produce in the Farmer’s Market and tourists looking for unique goods in the Flea Market. But before entering this shopping hub, check out the Joan of Arc Monument erected in front of it. The statue was a gift from the French to connect the city with the original ‘Orléans’ town that Joan of Art defended in the Hundred Years War.
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
The month of March ushers in a refreshed lineup of shows and events happening at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. It is named after the native New Orleans gospel singer. With various ballet, opera, and theatrical shows, it’s a place to enjoy local and touring arts in New Orleans.
Not all cotton plantations were used to exploit slave labor. Melrose Plantation is a unique plantation that was actually owned by free Black people. Marie Therese Metoyer used her property to support paid working Black folks in agriculture and built one of the largest plantations in the US during the 1800s.
Maine Women’s Hall of Fame
The Bennett D. Katz Library on the University of Maine campus in Augusta hosts an exhibition of the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. While you can check out the display all year long, the third Saturday in March introduces new inductees at its annual ceremony.
Frances Perkins Center
Did you know that Social Security is largely thanks to one woman? Newcastle spotlights its local women’s history with attractions like the Frances Perkins Center. Social Security was one of the major accomplishments of the former Secretary of Labor during the Roosevelt era, and her ancestral home, the Brick House, Is now listed as a National Historic Monument.
Portland’s Congress Street Walk
With a few hours to space in Portland, download the Congress Street Walk map to explore all the important historical landmarks in Portland celebrating women in the arts and labor. Sites include everything from historical department stores and strike locations to modern-day women professional workplaces.
Women’s History Month Symposium in Leonardtown, MD
Attend the annual Women’s History Month Symposium event in Leonardtown, MD. The event honors community women who deserve recognition for their work and achievements from the past and present. The event takes place on March 24th. It will honor the younger generation with the Tomorrow’s Woman Award and an accomplished leader with the Woman of the Year Award.
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
Keep the statewide accomplishments of local women at the front of mind in the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. The Center is established in the former Marian House, where women are recognized across multiple disciplines like science, education, arts, entrepreneurs, and more. During March, the heritage center will host special event programming.
Spruce Forest Artisan Village
The historic cabins on the Penn Alps campus in Grantsville comprise the Spruce Forest Artisan Village. This artistic community is brought together by Alta Schrock, the first Mennonite woman to get a doctoral degree in the US. The village is currently active with artisans of various crafts like carving, weaving, and pottery working and displaying their works.
The Salem Witch Trials aren’t just a tale from the history books—it’s an actual location in Massachusetts. Celebrate this Women’s History Month in the historical city where more than a dozen women were executed based on rumors of being witches. Tour the town to see the story brought to life at the Salem Witch Museum and the Witch Trials Memorial.
Boston Women’s Memorial
Paths near the Commonwealth Avenue Mall lead to a beautifully designed monument of three women figures. These figures make up the Boston Women’s Memorial to honor Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, and Lucy Stone, who were impactful in their own rights on Boston throughout history.
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Explore modern-day women in history through literature at the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. This event introduces a month-long event series led by women writers every year. The entire festival features close to 150 women presenting, but you can find your favorite out of 58 events to attend.
Just a few steps from the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing is the HERstory Museum. Learn about accomplishments from Michigan women through curated art exhibitions featuring works by local artists. Its special exhibitions, events, and other activities are a great way to bring out the community to celebrate women all year.
Charles H. Wright Museum – Women’s History Month Event Series
Explore the roles of powerful African American women throughout history at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Every year, it hosts an event series during Women’s History Month with programming tailored to immersing the audience into their legacies. Events include film screenings, talks, and special exhibitions.
Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids
Visit Downtown Grand Rapids to spend some time in the Rosa Parks Circle. The weather will just start warming up to enjoy a sunny day in the public space. It’s a popular place for hosting public dances, concerts, and other events but never shies away from spotlighting the civil rights leader who inspired it.
Elizabeth C. Quinlan House
History shows that women have always been successful entrepreneurs long before it was a popular thing to do. Elizabeth Quinlan House opened a women’s department store in Minneapolis, propelling her to entrepreneurial success. She spent much of her efforts supporting other women entrepreneurs in the community. The Elizabeth C. Quinlan House still stands and is a part of the National Register of Historic Places.
Minnesota Opera Center – Women’s History Month Program Series
The Minnesota Opera Center is a cultural hub for live performance shows and events. It turns the spotlight on Women’s History Month with a special program series. Attend one of the exciting events, which can include anything from director talks with the women working behind the scenes or senior theater classes.
Dorothy Molter Museum
One sip of Dorothy Molter’s root beer, and you’ll understand why it made her so famous in Ely. The Dorothy Molter Museum preserves her legacy with tours exploring her life. The tour immerses visitors into Ely’s natural beauty with a trek along Dorothy’s Discovery Trail and seeing her historic cabins. Not to mention tasting the present-day version called Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer.
Music by Women Festival at the Mississippi University for Women
The Mississippi University for Women kicks off Women’s History Month with the sixth annual Music by Women Festival. Music, old and new, from women composers globally fill the air around campus with a series of concerts running from March 3-5.
United States Civil Rights Trail – Fannie Lou Hamer Statue
Promoting civil rights in Mississippi took lots of bravery, and Fannie Lou Hamer is a notable historical figure who made significant strides in pushing for equality. Her legacy of activism and participation in the community is memorialized with a dedicated statue in Ruleville. Check out the statue as one of the United States Civil Rights Trail stops.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center of African American History
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center of African American History introduces the narrative of African Americans in art, history, and cultural conversations in the United States. Help drive the conversation forward with a stop by the museum to see the artifacts and Wells family heirlooms preserving this enriching part of history.
Missouri State Capitol – Hall of Famous Missourians
Visiting state capitols is a popular thing to do no matter where you go. The Missouri State Capitol has free tours available to see the rooms where laws are made, learn about the architectural details of the building, and see the Hall of Famous Missourians. Seven women sit proudly in the exhibit, representing women in education, entertainment, and literature.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home
The Little House on the Prairie is one of the finest examples of American literature and was inspired by the farm where the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home sits. She wrote the famous novel at this home, which is now a working farm. Coincidentally, its tour season starts March 1st as the perfect way to start Women’s History Month.
Hannah Cole’s Fort – Historical Marker
Women pioneers have paved important storylines in American History. Hannah Cole is an honored individual with a historical marker in Boonville who was the city’s first settler. Her risky decision to move to the area while widowed proved successful. Her home was even used as a fort during the War of 1812. It transitioned to being Boonville’s first school, and she also operated a ferry transporting early settlers across the Missouri River.
Montana State Capitol Building – Women Build Montana Murals
Tour inside the Montana State Capitol Building to see one of Helena’s monumental tributes to its female citizens. It recently revealed the Women Build Montana Murals hanging in its halls. The murals depict women’s roles in the communities during different eras, from keeping up homestead cabins to running a modern business.
Bozeman Women’s Heritage Trail
You’ll be amazed by the number of landmarks around Bozeman essential to women’s history. Thanks to the dedicated efforts composing the Bozeman Women’s Heritage Trail, visitors now have a guided walking tour of notable sights like parks, schools, streets, and more.
University of Montana – Women’s History Walking Tour
The University of Montana was progressive even during the 1800s when there weren’t as many opportunities open for women as there are today. It’s an institution able to be proud of graduating women, including them in their staff, and even an all-female building, all by the early 1900s. See landmarks still standing on campus and other sites pointed out during the Women’s History Walking Tour.
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte Center
Women’s History Month is an excellent time to visit one of the many Indian Reservations in Nebraska. The Omaha Indian Reservation was where Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD, opened this historical hospital after becoming the first Native American to receive an MD. Located in Walthill, the hospital remains.
Willa Cather’s Childhood Home
The world has a greater understanding of frontier life in America thanks to the stories written by Willa Cather. If touring inside her childhood home feels familiar, that’s because it’s the place that inspired many of her novels. From the wallpaper adorning the walls in Willa’s room to Grandma Boak’s room, you’ll notice many details pulled directly from the pages in her books.
Dobby’s Frontier Town
It’s not too late to experience life on the frontier. Dobby’s Frontier Town is a place frozen in time where visitors get immersed in the living museum experience. See how life was for women on the frontier. Entertaining actors show you day-to-day tasks before giving you a chance to get hands-on.
Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center
The Nevada State Museum in Carson City has made women’s history a permanent fixture in its collection with the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center. Weave through the different rooms of this stand-alone facility to see women’s fashion, including everything from the elegance of Nevada’s First Ladies Inaugural Ball gowns to the rugged functionality of railroad garments.
Discovery Children’s Museum – Women’s History Month Programming
Break away from the slots in Las Vegas for a few hours to give the kids some fun at the Discovery Children’s Museum. All month long, it will host a special Women’s History Month program to learn about women’s accomplishments in history, literature, and other fields.
Battle Mountain – Nevada’s First Woman’s Siffrage Convention Historical SIte
When it was time for Nevada to host its first woman’s suffrage convention, Battle Mountain was chosen as the site. There is now a historical marker on the location to help commemorate this event dating back to 1870. Pay tribute to the women’s suffrage movement when you visit it.
Pollyanna Statue in Littleton, NH
Pollyanna is an internationally-recognized novel with origins in Littleton, New Hampshire. Its hometown resident, Eleanor H. Porter, wrote the book and is now recognized with a Pollyanna Statue in the city. Celebrate the success of one of Littleton’s claims to fame.
New Hampshire Women’s Foundation – Event Series
March is an exciting time for the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation in Concord. While they host events all year round, Women’s History Month ramps up a calendar full of engaging activities like panel discussions and forums. It’s an excellent location to learn about the impactful New Hampshire women throughout history.
E. Maude Ferguson Historical Marker in Bristol, NH
E. Maude Ferguson not only aided the fight for women’s voting rights, but she later became the first woman elected into New Hampshire’s Senate. Her term lasting 1931–1932, is commemorated with a historical marker in her hometown’s Bristol Town Square.
With a legacy spanning back to the late 1800s as a thoroughbred racehorse center, Thompson Park is a destination to visit when you want to get active this Women’s History Month. Stop by the visitor center to find out the park’s best trails, where you’ll see the exciting plants and wildlife that inspired Mrs. Thompson to preserve it.
Atlantic City Convention Hall
When you’re not enjoying the beaches and casinos of Atlantic City, take a moment to stop by one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The Atlantic City Convention Hall has been used for many events over its history. However, one of the most notable events from the hall is the Miss America Beauty Pageant, held here when it was first created in 1921.
Victor Talking Machine Company Building
During your Camden visit, set your GPS to the Victor Talking Machine Company Building. The renovated luxury apartment building façade once belonged to the Victor Talking Machine Company. Women were very active in the company with accolades from being the premier talent for female opera singers to staffing all-female teams in the offices.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Masterpieces by Georgia O’Keeffe are recognized all around the world. The collection hanging in the official Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe will impress art enthusiasts and beyond with incredible works on American modernism. Walk past colorful paintings on the gallery walls and see some of her original sketches.
Founding Women of Albuquerque – Historic Marker
Albuquerque is a historic city in New Mexico dating back to the early 1700s when it was founded. Official documents recognize 22 founding families of what grew into one of the state’s largest cities. Read about the family names and women who helped support them in founding the city at the historic marker.
Mary Jane Colter – Historic Marker
If you’ve ever been to Grand Canyon National Park, you’ll recognize the name, Mary Jane Colter. Three of the park’s National Historic Landmarks were designed by her. A historical marker honors this famed architect who got her start in Albuquerque before impacting the architecture world forever with her groundbreaking designs.
Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument
Central Park is always top of the bucket list for anyone visiting New York City. It’s a massive park where you can find several landmarks and features dedicated to women throughout history. Catch the train up to 86th Street, where you’ll see the large Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, or go for a stroll on the Central Park Literary Walk to see the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument.
Annual Women of the World Festival
Women deserve an entire month (if not more) to recognize those making change in their industries. The Annual Women of the World Festival will have a lineup of events for New Yorkers and visitors to engage with history through live performances, women’s short film screenings, panel discussions, and a Teen summit.
Eleanor Roosevelt House
Nestled in Hudson Valley is the Eleanor Roosevelt House. The site is designated as a National Historic Site and open to the public for learning more about the First Family’s private life. See where Eleanor hosted many of her closest friends, visit the first Presidential Library, and more.
North Carolina Museum of History
The in-depth collections at the North Carolina Museum of History are one of the most comprehensive exhibits about state history. In galleries showing the faces who built North Carolina, the archives reveal photos and stories about women who also lent their hand in developing the state. Check the calendar to see what educational programs are happening during your visit.
Moores Creek Battle Site
The odds were against the Patriots during the Battle of Moore’s Creek, but thanks to the help of women like Mary Slocumb, they overcame this vital battle of the Revolutionary War. The battle site dedicates one figure or Mary while also depicting other notable women who supported the battle.
Ava Gardner Museum
Hollywood’s Golden Age birthed talents such as Ava Gardner, whose face has graced the big screen for four decades. The film star’s hometown, Smithfield, NC, keeps her legacy alive with the Ava Gardner Museum. See film memorabilia, personal items, and more inside the venue.
Clara Darrow Historical Marker
The city of Beach was highly active during the women’s suffrage movement in North Dakota. One woman, Clara Darrow, stands out for her position as the President of the North Dakota Votes for Women League. A historical marker is erected in the town to honor her leadership which brought influential speakers and ultimately change in the movement.
Thrust into entrepreneurship in 1908 after the passing of her husband, Lena Kopelman successfully grew the family business into Fargo’s first beauty shops. She created the local blueprint for running a successful beauty business with hair goods supporting her wig-making services. See the site of the original storefront at the Kopelman Building, named in her honor, located on Front Street.
North Dakota National Votes for Women Trail
The North Dakota National Votes for Women Trail is no overnight success in acquiring permissions to put markers in well-deserving locations marking women’s history. But this March, you can enjoy the project in its entirety with five sites in the state. The Pembina State Museum is a great place to start with the marker for Native American activist Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin.
Columbus Museum of Art – Frida Kahlo Exhibition
Frida Kahlo has transcended generations and genders with her artwork. Immerse yourself in her artistic world during a special exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art. Its Exhibition on Screen series will feature the Mexican artist for an intimate glimpse at her life and art.
National First Ladies Library
Many Presidential Libraries dot the United States, but only Canton can claim the National First Ladies Library. Established in the Ida Saxton McKinley Historic Home, see American history from the perspective of the First Ladies. The museum is a place for women and by women!
Site of Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” Speech
Civil rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her famous “Ain’t I a Woman?” Speech in Akron, notable to this day for how it helped awaken the nation to hardships African-American women face. Its impact led the site to be memorialized with a historical marker.
Pioneer Woman Museum
Some history books make it seem like men were the only early explorers in the nation’s history. But Ponca City’s Pioneer Woman Museum provides a new perspective showing that women were alongside them, if not leading the way, for charting new territories. This museum spotlights women’s contributions in Oklahoma.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
The Pawnee Bill Wild West Show wouldn’t have achieved its success without the help of his wife, May Lillie. Tours at the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum reveal how engaged she was behind the scenes of the show as well as her home life through memorabilia and historic photos exhibited across the home’s 14 rooms.
In the early 1900s, residents in Oklahoma City knew the Brockway Center as the Oklahoma City Federation of Colored Women’s Club headquarters. After five decades in use, the building was slated for demolition until it was effectively saved after being purchased. Fast-forward to today, and it’s now being honored with recognition on the National Register for Historic Places.
Musa Geer was born at the GeerCrest Farm in 1873 and grew up to become one of the state’s well-known entrepreneurs. Her successful farm was also used as a meeting site for suffrage talks, the Willard Women’s Club, and more. Visitors can tour the living farm to reimagine her farm life and see what it took for a woman to succeed in agriculture.
Portland Women’s Forum Scenic Viewpoint
Admire the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge at the Portland Women’s Forum Scenic Viewpoint. Witness the same views that inspired this historic women’s club to set their efforts on preserving the landscape. They donated land to Oregon, which would eventually become this popular viewpoint of the gorge.
Frances Stilwell Exhibition at Oregon Historical Society
Colorful paintings decorate Frances Stilwell’s book entitled Oregon’s Botanical Landscape. However, the artistic renderings of native plants in Oregon deserved their own spotlight, so she will be showing the artworks in an exhibition with the Oregon Historical Society. Visitors can check out the exhibitions throughout the month of March.
Betsy Ross House
The iconic American Flag is the brainchild of Betsy Ross, the woman who created this symbol of the US. See the place that inspired her early designs for the flag during the 18th century at the Betsy Ross House. Visitors can “meet” the designer during an interactive tour of her home for insight into her life and the flag in Philadelphia.
While Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell is iconic for promoting freedom for Americans, the Justice Bell in King of Prussia served a different role in promoting women’s voting rights. The bell toured Pennsylvania and ended up at the Valley Forge National Historical Park, where visitors can see the bell resting in the Washington Memorial Chapel.
The President’s House
The brick foundation and partial walls are all that’s left of the first President’s House, but it’s just enough to have a good idea of what the mansion formerly looked like. But behind all its Presidential glory, the house held a dark past of having enslaved people work there. Learn about Ona Judge and her escape from the house thanks to the local community of free African Americans.
Churchill House – Brown University
Take a walk on the prestigious Brown University to discover the women behind one of its landmark buildings. In the same Churchill House where students go for Afro-American Studies, the Rhode Island Women’s Club used to also meet when it was founded in 1907 by Elizabeth Churchill.
Sarah J. Eddy House
Location is one of the most important elements in real estate. The Sarah J. Eddy House was near the crossroads of ferries and trains passing through town, making the home one of the cultural epicenters in Portsmouth. The home remains in the same location, but it has been recently transformed into three modern condos.
Newport Opera House
Live performances weren’t the only reason to go to the Newport Opera House. In 1887, the venue hosted a meeting about an amendment to the law to allow women’s voting rights. Although the amendment was never passed, the venue remains a historic site for the Newport women’s suffrage movement.
Pick a nice day to spend in the Brookgreen Gardens. Wander along the garden’s nature trails to see prized sculptures created by Anna Hyatt Huntington, who co-founded the garden. Each section of the garden introduces a new theme with sculptures.
Richland County – City Landmark Tour
Richland County spotlights many of the local women deserving of recognition from the past. Tour the town to see landmarks, historical markers, and street names telling the story of local women’s history. Much of the focus for the city’s landmarks are dedicated to African American women.
Newberry College Historic District
Several Newberry College Historic District buildings have been repurposed from their original use. But this Women’s History Month, explore their origin with a campus tour. Stop by the historic marker listing buildings like Smeltzer Hall and Derrick Hall, which were used as all-female dorms.
Women with Silver Wings Exhibit at South Dakota State Historical Society
The events of World War II required the support of an entire nation, including its women. Visit the “Women with Silver Wings” Exhibit in Pierre to learn about more than 1,000 women enlisted in the US Air Force to serve their country during the war. The exhibit opens on March 3rd at 7 PM.
Legend of Punished Woman’s Lake – Historical Marker
South Dakota is full of Native American myths and tales. The historical marker at the site of the Legend of Punished Woman’s Lake is a destination that brings one of the stories to life. The lake is named after a Sioux Indian woman who fled home chasing love. Pass by the marker while arriving at the lake before enjoying an afternoon picnic by the lakeshore.
John E. and Ruth Hipple House
The John E. and Ruth Hipple House is one of the historic landmark homes in Pierre. Ruth Hipple opened her home to women during the suffrage movement. The home has since closed its doors after becoming a private residence, but visitors are more than welcome to ride by and see the historic house.
The historic suffrage movement had support from the women in Nashville who used the legendary Hermitage Hotel as its local headquarters. To commemorate the hotel’s use, it recently unveiled a National Historic Landmark plaque, displayed proudly at the hotel.
Nashville’s Centennial Park – Women’s Suffrage Statue
Home to the Parthenon, Nashville’s Centennial Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions. But while all eyes are on this replica Greek structure, turn around to see the Women’s Suffrage Statue. The statue depicts notable women from the local suffrage movement seemingly walking towards the Parthenon holding a banner reading, “Votes for Women.”
Have some fun this Women’s History Month at Dollywood. Go for a ride on the Wild Eagle in the theme park section or make a splash in the Dollywood Splash Country waterpark. Located in Pigeon Forge, this family-friendly theme park provides a day of fun and excitement thanks to the famous Dolly Parton.
Dallas Arboretum – A Woman’s Garden
Enjoy fresh floral scents while walking around the Dallas Arboretum. Sitting as a centerpiece is A Woman’s Garden. It’s one of the themed gardens in the Arboretum dedicated and maintained by the local Women’s Council. The council is highly active in expanding the park.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Fort Worth, TX, is the ideal location for the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Explore artifacts and memorabilia from hundreds of famous cowgirls from US history. Get hands-on with the exhibitions, then grab a seat to watch a documentary showing that cowgirls are just as skilled as anybody else!
National Women Air Service Pilots Museum
Many women training to be pilots in the US military during WWII received formal training at Avenger Field. Learn about the accomplishments of women pilots on the field and during the war in the National Women Air Service Pilots Museum, which opened in 2005
Salt Lake City Suffrage Walking Tour
Women in Salt Lake City were very vocal during the suffrage movement, making it one of the hubs in Utah. Go for a stroll on the Suffrage Walking Tour to see sites like the McCune Mansion and Emmeline Wells’ Home, honoring local leaders. The tour also takes you past the Salt Lake Theater and the Utah State Capitol to see their roles in women’s voting rights.
Utah Women’s Garden Walk
Every step you take on the Utah Women’s Garden Walk immerses you further into the exciting stories of women who have left their mark on the state’s history. As part of the Ashton Gardens, it’s an extensive section showcasing information about 100+ women.
This is the Place Heritage Park
Experience firsthand the Utah life for Native American women at This is the Place Heritage Park. Tour this living village museum to see a replica village where native Navajo women tended homes, see the artistic crafts inside the Quilt Museum, and enjoy scenic viewpoints overlooking Salt Lake City.
Get Out Give Back Winter Race Series – Vermont Women’s Fund
You have time to get yourself in shape for the monthly Get Out Give Back Winter Race Series. The series picks a charity to support each month, and March is dedicated to the Vermont Women’s Fund. So lace up those shoes and run (or walk) for an hour to support women’s equality.
Emma WIllard House – Middlebury College
Women are the cornerstone of education in the US, thanks to historical figures like Emma Willard, who founded what would become Middlebury College. Go for a campus tour to see the well-preserved brick structure of Emma Willard House, now operating as the college admissions office.
Clarina Howard Nichols – Historical Marker
Clarina Howard Nichols is a suffragist with ties to many cities in the US, thanks to her work for women’s rights. Celebrate the hometown heroine in West Townshend, where she’s honored with a historical marker. Spend a moment at the marker reading about her accomplishments before exploring the town!
Spend Women’s History Month at a castle! Bacon’s Castle in Surry, VA, is a place that housed countless women throughout history, both residents and enslaved families. This month, the castle hosts special tours sharing historical tales of the women who once called this castle “home.”
Alexandria Custom House Wayfinding Marker
Alexandria is a place that was buzzing with activity during the women’s suffrage movement. Drive to the corner of St. Asaph and Prince to see the Alexandria Custom House Wayfinding Marker. It’s placed on the original building where the Occoquan Workhouse suffragists women were ultimately convicted.
Virginia Women’s Monument
One statue wasn’t enough to communicate the role of women in Virginia history, so artist Ivan Schwartz created an entire monument dedicated to the message. Take a walk across the grassy fields of Capitol Square to see symbolic statues in various scenes like promoting women’s rights or labor.
Betty Bowen Viewpoint – Marshall Park
Take a seat on the wooden benches at the Betty Bowen Viewpoint and enjoy sweeping coastal views of Smith Cove. Located in Marshall Park, it’s an excellent place for reflection while taking in the sights and remembering its honoree Betty Bowen’s stride towards promoting arts in Seattle.
Dr. Nettie Asberry House
Thanks to the efforts of the Tacoma City Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, women’s history continues to be preserved in Tacoma. Visit the Dr. Nettie Asberry House, one of the recent purchases for conservation. The house belonged to a woman who helped establish the first NAACP chapter on the West Coast.
Women’s Club of Spokane
The Women’s Club of Spokane is a long-running community organization providing services to local women in education, daycare, and other needs. It has remained in its original building since 1911 as a part of the Ninth Avenue Historic District.
Southern West Virginia 24th Annual Women’s Expo
Squeeze your way through the crowded aisles of the Beckley Raleigh County Convention center lined with more than 100 vendors for the 24th Annual Women’s Expo. On March 26th, the expo opens its doors for attendees interested in supporting local women. Browse tables providing everything from art and clothing to financial services.
Memphis Tennessee Garrison Residence in Huntingon, WV
As an African American woman in West Virginia, Memphis Tennessee Garrison found herself advocating simultaneously for women’s rights and civil rights. Her lifelong passion has earned her a place in history as an activist, educator, and overall leader. Honor her legacy at her former residence preserved in Huntington, WV.
Greenbrier Hall at New River Community and Technical College
Of all the New River Community and Technical College campus buildings, Greenbrier Hall is one of the most storied. See the site where the Lewisburg Female Institute established Greenbrier College. Step inside the hall to imagine how it looked in the early 1900s as a residence, library, and other purposes.
Genius of Wisconsin Sculpture inside the Wisconsin State Capitol
Guided tours inside the Wisconsin State Capitol eventually lead to the large rotunda, where you’ll see the “Genius of Wisconsin” sculpture. Famed sculptor Helen Farnsworth was commissioned for the sculpture, who also has her masterpieces displayed around the country. However, it’s the piece that kickstarted her widespread recognition.
Toft Point State Natural Area
Witness the landscape that earned Emma Toft the nickname “Wisconsin’s First Lady of Conservation.” Picturesque coastlines surround Bailey Harbor, where you’ll find the Toft Point State Natural Area. Explore the coastal hiking trails or explore the untouched forest to see the local wildlife and plant life.
WHC Folsom House in Prairie du Chien
Browsing the list of National Historic Places in Wisconsin, you’ll reach the WHC Folsom House in Prairie du Chien. Ride past this home and snap a few pictures to say that you’ve visited the former League of Women Voters Headquarters from the 1920s.
Laramie Plains Museum
You won’t find a building quite as stunning as the Laramie Plains Museum while driving around town. Browse the informational exhibits detailing the former mansion’s transition into a girl’s school, see traditional clothing worn by women from the plains, and information about notable Wyoming women.
Wind River Indian Reservation
The Lewis and Clark Exploration would never have succeeded without Sacagawea. Pay respects for this woman forever marked in our history books at her gravesite. Although contested, her native tribe confirms that she returned home to the Wind River Indian Reservation, where you’ll see the site.
Mile Marker 44 on Highway 28 – Start of the Women’s Suffrage Pathway
While leaving South Pass City, look out for mile marker 44 on Highway 28. It marks the start of the Women’s Suffrage Pathway, noted for being the 44th state and a 19-mile ride for the amendment granting women the right to vote.
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