In February, we celebrated Black History Month. Now, we honor another group of Americans – a group that in fact makes up half of our population! March is Women’s History Month, and it is a perfect time to celebrate the many women and girls who have made our country what it is today.
There is no better place to celebrate than at one of the many museums and education centers that are highlighting the accomplishments of America’s women in exhibits and programs all throughout the month. Make a pledge to visit one of these in the coming weeks. And if you work in a museum or education center, find ways to have your institution celebrate this special month.
In the meantime, enjoy these interesting stats:
29,307: The number of supporters who signed a 2013 petition successfully urging Congress to help the proposed National Women’s History Museum find a home. The organization hopes to open a museum on the National Mall that would become part of the Smithsonian network.
67: The number of women’s museums worldwide. See the full list here!
70%: Almost 70% of curators in America’s art museums are female!
8%: Unfortunately, less than 8% of the statues in our National Parks are of women. For those of you who work in parks – let’s try to change this!
1.5 million: The number of documents in the United States Army Women’s Museum, a renowned institution in Fort Lee, Virginia.
Inspired? Head to a nearby museum and discover some incredible history, art, and culture celebrating America’s remarkable women!
Header image courtesy: Library of Congress LC-USE6-D-009776