Happy March! This month, we celebrate Women’s History Month. The achievements, issues, and advancements championed by notable women have greatly influenced the scholarship and activism of the Museum of Motherhood. This is why we have chosen to dedicate this post to ways that New Yorkers can honor Women’s History Month.
In a city that is steeped in women’s herstory, here are some of the ways that our active New York community can get involved this March:
- Take a stroll down the newly-opened Women’s History Walk downtown: http://www.nytimes.com/events/sparetimes/walking-tours/opening-the-way-a-womens-history-walk-24361.html
- Visit the Dinner Party special exhibit at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/
- Spend some time in the NYC parks that have been named after influential women: http://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/women/famous
- See how the NYC backdrop helped paved the way for these pioneering women to make a name (and place) for themselves in herstory: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/pwwmh/womlist1.htm
- Support the vibrant female artist community in New York (and on the tube!): http://www.nyc-arts.org/collections/51799/ladies-in-the-limelight-for-womens-history-month
- Show love to yours truly, the Museum of Motherhood, this month! Any form of support is welcome – from a nod on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, to a pledge to help volunteer at one of our upcoming events, to a philanthropic donation; every bit counts! Our goals to foster education, awareness, and activism around motherhood and the family extend beyond Women’s History Month, and we can’t achieve them without your help!
On behalf of the Museum of Motherhood, thanks for all that you do and have a great Women’s History Month!
Posted by: Jenny Nigro, MoM Online Intern