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.

2022 Event Highlights

Roundtable Discussion

March 2

Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices
The 117th Congress set a new record high for women's representation in the legislature. Hosted by the Library's Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center, this event will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing. Women members of Congress will share their thoughts on their paths, the history they are making for future leaders, and the importance of their voices in the practice of policymaking.

(Library of Congress)

Roundtable Discussion

March 3

Women's Directors Roundtable at the 2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival
Every year, Mother Tongue presents a roundtable with women directors to honor the role of women in language transmission. This year, we bring together filmmakers from communities in Canada, the United States, and Mexico to discuss the power of language in their films, expanding on the courage that is required in portraying difficult realities for a more balanced future.

(Smithsonian Folklife)

Virtual Event

March 8

Female Genius: Eliza Harriot and George Washington at the Dawn of the Constitution
Author Mary Sarah Bilder looks to the 1780s—the age of the Constitution—to investigate the rise of a radical new idea in the English-speaking world: female genius.

(National Archives)

Virtual Event

March 11, 16 & 21

Her Story: How Women and Girls Transformed the World!
Join the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative for virtual workshops for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions. Learn about art, history, and more! Educators from the Smithsonian will lead three different 30-minute programs that incorporate close looking at art and historical objects. Adults must remain with children throughout each program.
Free Registration

(Smithsonian Institution)

Virtual Event

March 30

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Great Americans” Medal Posthumous Presentation
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recognized for her groundbreaking commitment to gender equity and human rights, will posthumously receive the National Museum of American History's signature honor, the “Great Americans” medal. Her children, Jane C. Ginsburg and James S. Ginsburg will accept the medal on their mother's behalf. A significant selection of artifacts representing the justice's Supreme Court career will be donated by her family during the virtual ceremony.
Free Registration

(Smithsonian Institution)

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National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities