By Jennifer Dewberry

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize the often-overlooked ways women have impacted and contributed to the nation’s history. The 2024 Women’s History Month Theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”

This month, the VWC encourages you to learn more about the vital contributions and achievements of women, both past and present, in shaping American history and culture. To that end, we will be sharing some resources to help you learn more.

Milestones in Women’s History

Check out this these inspirational or important moments in women’s history from every year from 1919 to 2022 complied by Stacker.

Online Museum Exhibits

Click the button below for information on the Women’s History Month activities and online exhibit.

Online Event

Becoming Visible Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Wednesday, March 27 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Did you know that less than 20% of biographies in English-language Wikipedia are about women? Help change that by joining the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum on March 27 for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Attendees will edit and create Wikipedia articles inspired by the museum’s first digital exhibition, “Becoming Visible.”

This event will have two parts:

  1. Getting started with Wikipedia edits: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  2. Wikipedia edit-a-thon: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Attendees can join us for one of both parts depending on their availability and experience with Wikipedia editing. New editors are encouraged to attend the introductory session at 11:00 AM.

Lists of Books and Movies to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Support Women-Owned Businesses

Search women-owned businesses in your city to find local lists or check out one of these directories:

Volunteer With or Donate to a Non-Profit

Consider donating to or volunteering with organizations that support the empowerment or women and girls, such as those that focus on women’s education, health, legal rights and economic opportunities. Your donation may go farther with a local charity or community or organization. You can also get involved with a chapter of a national organization. GuideStar and Charity Navigator are sites to help you evaluate charities.

Here are some ideas of national organizations working to empower women and girls:

Start a Book Club

Check out this great article about how women invented book clubs and then start your own! A quick search for “women history month book club” will bring up endless lists of ideas to get you started.