Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.
We celebrate Women's History Month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions in 1978. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. 7 years later, the event expanded to the entire month of March.
Celebrate Women's History Month with Art and Fun Activities
In Partnership with Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
Pick up a Take and Make Craft Bag each week and join us online to craft together, listen to music, and get special information about fascinating American women. Supplies are limited! So if we run out, or you can't make it to the library, you can print out and gather your own materials for each week's craft:
- March 4 - Artist and Activist Info Sheet and Collage Portrait Tutorial PDF (in English and Spanish)
- March 11 - Strength in Science Info Sheet PDF & Fizzy Paintings Tutorial PDF (in English and Spanish)
- March 18 - By Air and By Sea Info Sheet & Balloon Hovercraft Tutorial PDF (in English and Spanish)
- March 25 - Resistance and Resilience Info Sheet PDF & Triangle Building Blocks Tutorial PDF (in English and Spanish)