Women's History Month

Women's History Month March

Bobbi's Blog: Women's History Month

On March 12, 1987, Congress passed  Public Law 100-9, designating March as National Women’s History Month. Each year, the President issues a special proclamation to acknowledge the enormous contributions of women to American life, history and culture. March was chosen for the celebration because a number of pivotal historical events pertaining to women occurred in this first month of Spring: International Women's Day, a global holiday since 1911, is celebrated on March 8;  the first major Suffragist march on Washington occurred on March 3, 1913; The National Woman's Party, dedicated to obtaining the right to vote for women, was founded in March 1917; Title IX, which prohibited discrimination due to sex in federally funded education programs, was passed on March 1, 1972; and the Senate passed The Equal Rights Amendment on March 22, 1972. The celebration has a theme every year, chosen by The National Women’s History Alliance. The 2024 theme honors “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” 


Hudson River School Women Artists

Monday, March 4, 3:00 PM

Dashiell Jordan, chief librarian of the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, discuss the women of the Hudson River School of artists. Considered one of the first truly American schools of art, Hudson River School painters - the term was initially used disparagingly by European art critics - were inspired by the aesthetics of Romanticism to depict the vistas of North America using themes of discovery, exploration, and settlement.


Author Talk - "Working 9 to 5" with Ellen Cassedy

Friday, March 15, 3:00 PM

Join us in the Scott Room with author and public speaker Ellen Cassedy as she discusses her book Working 9 to 5: A Women's Movement, A Labor Union, And The Iconic MovieHer book, a lively, humorous, and inspiring discussion of the fight for fair treatment in the workplace, helped inspire the film of the same name and Dolly Parton's classic song. Ellen was a founder and longtime leader of the original organization, 9 to 5, advocating for women's equal pay, participation, and leadership in the workplace.



Art Styles From Around The World - Women Artists of History

Monday, March 18, 10:30 AM

In celebration of Women's History Month, Kören Beck of Edgemont Art Barn will give a brief overview on the work and styles of female artists from major artistic movements who were overlooked by their contemporaries. Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to draw based on the work of exhibited artists or freely. Come create in a relaxed and supportive environment. Try something new, pick up some helpful tips, or or discover a style you've never considered. All levels are welcome.


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