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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 paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
Amelia Earhart's Flight Suit – Smithsonian X 3D Explorer
Examine an interactive 3D model of the leather and wool-lined flight suit Amelia Earhart wore during her first solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1932.
The Clara Barton Collection
Correspondence, diaries, reports, legal and financial papers, organizational records, lectures, writings, scrapbooks, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Barton's work to provide relief services during the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, the work of the American National Red Cross which she founded, and the National First Aid Association of America.
American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
This PBS documentary explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer, whose enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese internment camps. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Women of Four Wars
The limited but important roles women played in Korea and Vietnam paved the path to more expanded -- and in some cases more dangerous -- specialties in recent wars.
Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.
2015 Event Highlights
Ongoing Exhibition – The First Ladies
This popular exhibition looks at the unofficial but important position of first lady and the ways that very different women have shaped the role.
(National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)
March 2 – 30
Exhibition – Rosa Parks Collection
A sampling of approximately two dozen items from the collection will be on view.
(Library of Congress)
Performance – “Woman I Am…Radmilla Cody”
Radmilla Cody is an award-winning Native American recording artist of traditional Diné songs, often performed in the original language.
(National Museum of the American Indian NYC, Smithsonian Institution)
The Mirror of the Text: An Illustrated Lecture on Jewish Women and Their Books through the Ages
(Library of Congress)
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the National Portrait Gallery! Join us for a day of family-friendly music, hands-on activities, and much more.
(National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)