Celebrating Women’s History Month

By: Corinne Lumens Posted: 03/09/2020

In and around Seattle, there are many ways you can honor Women's History Month

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(Photo from Seattle Municipal Archives, Office for Women’s Rights Subject Files: Women in front of Women in the Trades Exhibit, 1978)

In the 1970s, a group called the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women started a Women’s History Week, and dozens of California schools participated, creating special programs honoring the week.

Over time, the idea of the week spread throughout the country, and grew from a week into the entire month of March. March was designated as Women’s History Month in 1987 to acknowledge that “the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history.”

Here are ways you can honor and celebrate the month in Seattle:

Support women-owned businesses

Learn about women’s history in our region

Support women's nonprofits and organizations

Local organizations include:

National organizations include:

Celebrate women throughout history through literature and media

Books & Magazines

Movies