Spotlight Smithsonian: SI Women's History Month

March 6th, 2009 by Smithsonian Journeys
Photo: Library of Congress

Women parade through the streets of New York City, ca. 1910. Photo: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

Smithsonian is celebrating Women’s History Month, March 1-31, with more than 20 events here in D.C., including films, performances, talks, tours, and family programs.

This year’s feature event is a family festival at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture on Saturday, March 7 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon includes storytelling by author Yona Zeldis McDonough and folk artist Malcah Zeldis, concerts by the Georgia Tech Glee Club and a cappella trio Ulali, a dance workshop by Prachi Dalal, craft activities, and a scavenger hunt. The family festival is free and open to the public.

Women’s History Month Links

Click here for a photo timeline of important events in women’s history.

Click here to read about how girl groups changed American music, a woman who snapped photos around the world, a woman tracking wolves, and America’s most dangerous female spy.

Click here for information on events at the Smithsonian Institution.

Click here for information on events around the U.S.

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