Photo of Virginia Arnold (right) is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Photo of Charlotte Hawkins Brown (center) is courtesy of Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum.
In 1980, President Carter issued the first presidential proclamation naming the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The following year, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution establishing a national celebration. In 1987, Women's History Month became a month-long celebration, observed annually, honoring women's contributions to the world.
Check out these exhibits, programs, videos, educational resources, blogs and podcasts the North Carolina Museum of History offers, helping to share the stories, hardships, contributions, and experiences of women in North Carolina!