Posts Tagged ‘women’s history’

Spotlight Smithsonian: SI Women's History Month

Friday, March 6th, 2009
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.

Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Our book of the week this week is by Mary Morris, novelist and author of the marvelous travelogue, Nothing to Declare. Morris has compiled a new expert anthology, Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers, chronicling three hundred years of women traveling around the globe. Morris observing that, “women move through the world differently than men.”  Selected essays describe exotic locales, dangerous situations, and drug addiction, as well as the varied customs, cultures, and people that can be found in the travels of these amazing women. With contributions by such literary lionesses as Margaret Mead, Willa Cather, and Mary Wollstonecraft, to name a few, this pleasurable collection is a who’s who of female letters.

Click here to learn more about this book.