Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March is National Women's History Month

National Women's History Month traces its origins back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was later observed in 1909.  In 1981, the U.S. Congress designated the second week of March as National Women's History Week, and in 1987 Congress expanded it to a month-long observance.

Take some time to visit the library and recognize and celebrate women's historic achievements through the years.