People everywhere are acknowledging the importance of gender representation as women all over the world continue to accomplish amazing things worth celebrating. Although March is Women’s History Month, we should celebrate women every month! For now, there are 31 days in the month to pay homage to women’s history and rights. That is, in fact, half of human history, after all! From Seneca Falls to Los Angeles, here are the nine best places in the United States to celebrate Women’s History Month. In each city, there are plenty of incredible vacation rentals to choose from for an unforgettable getaway.
1. Washington, D.C.
What better place to celebrate women’s history than the center of it all? Washington D.C. is the perfect place to learn about the history of women in the United States at places like the National Archives Museum, which houses letters, photographs, and film highlighting women’s achievements through time. You can also celebrate women at events like the museum’s “We the Women” 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote. Learn even more about women at the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which are all joining in commemorating and encouraging the celebration of the vital role women have played in American history.
2. Los Angeles, California
With over 750,000 women in attendance at the Los Angeles Women’s March in January, there’s no doubt that Los Angeles is alive and transforming the way the world views women. There are many organizations in LA who support and celebrate the work of women and are striving to create a strong female-driven presence in the community like Downtown Women’s Center and Step Up Women’s Network. Head to LA to support one of these female-focused organizations and give back to your fellow females!
3. New York City, New York
Many of the best Women’s History Month events happening in the Big Apple. New York City offers plenty of opportunities for women to show solidarity with their sisters. Acknowledge some incredible women doing amazing things at one of the special talks and panels, or check the city’s top-notch museums for special exhibits showcasing work by female artists. On March 25th, the Museum of the City of New York is holding an afternoon symposium celebrating their current exhibition, Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics. This will feature keynote speaker, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, who is the new Executive Editor of Teen Vogue and co-editor of the 2017 book, “Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America.”
4. Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta has a wide range of events from film screenings to lectures to conferences, helping you celebrate Women’s History Month. Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th with the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and their annual International Women’s Day Breakfast. The theme this year is “Be Bold for Change,” and it will address issues related to women’s economic empowerment as well as how women in leadership positions benefit business.
5. Raleigh, North Carolina
Get your little ones involved in the fun too. At the North Carolina Museum of History, you and your family can learn how women have helped, and continue to help, build our history. Then, make a book to record your own stories. Only half an hour away, you can travel to Durham to pay homage to a great woman and support the Pauli Murray House. Pauli Murray was an early civil rights leader and trailblazer, coining the term “Jane Crow” to describe the impact of segregation on women. In 1966, she co-founded the National Organization for Women. The Pauli Murray Project and National Trust for Historic Preservation has worked to restore and repair her childhood home and are in the midst of a campaign to get the building designated a National Historic Landmark. Your visit to North Carolina will be history in the making!
6. Baltimore, Maryland
Celebrating women’s history doesn’t always have to be about history and lectures. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is hosting an evening of live performances, exhibits, and activities honoring women’s history around the world. There will be live music by all-female group, Roumana, partnering with the Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company. There will also be performances from Dance Baltimore, an interactive Harriet Tubman performance, and a special collaboration called “Fantasy of the Ocean from Land to Sea: A Music, Dance and Visual Art Journey.” There will even be a trivia game, so you can test your knowledge of historical female figures. If you want to brush up on your history first, there will be a special exhibit celebrating women’s accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math.
7. Seneca Falls, New York
Seneca Falls was the home to the first Women’s Rights convention, making it instrumental in the Women’s Rights movement. Today, you can go and visit the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which honors bold women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who fought for women’s equality, as well the Women’s Rights National Historic Park. The 6.8-acre park was established in 1980 and was the site of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first Women’s Rights convention. The park also connects to the Votes For Women History Trail, a route that connects a strong of other important sites in upstate New York. Get a premium vacation rental overlooking Van Cleef Lake for an unforgettable trip.
8. Lowell, Massachusetts
The factories in Lowell, Massachusetts gave many young women in New England a chance to leave home, find employment, and live more independent lives. An early part of New England’s textile history, the industrial park started the rare practicing of employing women to work in the mills. Celebrate the women who have come before us and the women of today at one of the Lowell National Historical Park’s many events during the month of March. These include Lowell Women’s Week, an annual celebration of women in the Lowell community, and a Hands-On History Workshop where you can discover what it was like for these women to work during the Industrial Revolution.
9. Richmond, California
What little girl didn’t want to dress up as Rosie the Riveter for Halloween? She might be the ultimate image symbolizing female strength and empowerment. That brawny image is a vivid reminder of the women who took over traditionally male jobs during World War II, pumping out airplanes and ships for the war effort. Rosie also reminds all women not only that “we can do it,” but that we can do anything. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial is part of the World War II Home Front National Historical Park, dedicated to those who stayed home to win the war. What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month?
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