Celebrate National Women’s Month in Massachusetts
Download a map of Women’s History Attractions across the Commonwealth
ONGOING | GREATER BOSTON | NORTH OF BOSTON | SOUTH OF BOSTON | CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS | CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS | WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
Visit the Susan B. Anthony Statue
- Statue location: Adams Town Common, Adams, MA
Visit the Elizabeth (Mum Bett) Freeman Statue
- Statue location: Sheffield’s Old Parish Church
Online photograph collection of Harriet Tubman
Watch Julia on HBO Max
- Season 2 Premiering spring 2023
- Filmed in the Greater Boston area
- Boston lyric Opera
- Boston Public Library
The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet’s Journeys through American Slavery and Independence
- March 13, 6–7 p.m.
- Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
35th Annual Boston Area International Women’s Day Breakfast event at Simmons University: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
- March 8, 9–11 a.m.
- Simmons University, 300 Fenway, Boston
- Registration required
“Learn, Babies, Learn”: Civil Rights, Anticommunism and African American FBI Informants Lola Belle and Julia Brown
- Thursday, March 2, 5–6:15 p.m.
- Veronica A. Wilson, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, with comment by Janice A. Brockley, Jackson State University.
- Offered by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
- Register to attend online
NORTH OF BOSTON
From Destination Salem: History Witch Walking Tours
- A Feminist View of 1692 Historic Witch Walking tour
- Personalized tours including history, feminist history, hauntings
- Pick-ups at various locations throughout Salem
From Newburyport Chamber: Women’s Lecture Series
League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
- March 28, 6-8 p.m.; doors open at 5:15 p.m.
- Screening of Suffrage100MA’s film ‘The Fight for Women’s Suffrage: Looking Back, Marching Forward” at the Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester
- Panel discussion to follow: “The Work Continues!” Moderated by Pattye Comfort, LWVMA; with panelists, Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, MassVOTE; Sasha Goodfriend, MassNOW; Fredie Kay, Suffrage100MA; and Nicole McClain, North Shore Juneteenth Association
- ‘Tower of Strength: Black Women of the Suffrage Movement’ on exhibit, presented by North Shore Juneteenth Association, reception with light refreshments
- Admission registration. Proceeds Proceeds will support 8th – 12th grade students at the inaugural Massachusetts Civics Project Showcase at Clark University on June 2, 2023.
- Sponsored by LWVMA, Suffrage100MA, MAWOCC and the North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc.
- March 7
SOUTH OF BOSTON
From Northampton: Women’s History Month: Iconic Northampton Mural Depicting Women’s History to Be Restored by Original Artists
Celebration of Women in the Berkshires
Hopkinton Center for the Arts: Break Away
- A new art gallery show Break Away, celebrating women’s empowerment in honor of International Women’s Month, opens March 8th at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and continues through April 20th. Located near the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, the “Break Away” exhibition will feature two formidable female artists: Bobbi Gibb and Chelsea Steele. Bobbi Gibb is known to many as an icon of women’s empowerment as the first woman ever to run and complete the Boston Marathon; her exhibit will include a broad selection of her bronze figurines. Chelsea Steele is a New England photographer drawn to photograph people in situations that bring the viewer’s awareness of their strength, beauty and struggles.
- Find more information on MetroWest
SMART Gals (Science, Math, Art): Scribble Bots
- March 4, 10 a.m. –12 p.m.
- March is Women’s History Month! Join us as we learn about women who have made important contributions throughout history to the fields of science, math, and art. Roboticists like Catie Cuan focus on using machines to help people in a variety of ways. Join us as we learn about how Cuan combines her passion for dance and robots as we create dynamic drawings using simple DIY robotic contraptions made of motors, markers, tape, and a variety of recycled and repurposed materials.
CAPE + ISLANDS
From Cape Cod Chamber: The Cape’s Women’s Trailblazers
Celebrating the Women of Falmouth
- March 4
Heritage Museum and Gardens: Who was Fanny Palmer?
- Fanny Palmer: One of America’s Most Important Artist-Printmakers of the 19th Century.
- Many of are familiar with Currier & Ives, but what you may not know is one of their most prolific lithographers was a woman. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorite trailblazers in the art world, Frances Flora (Fanny) Bond Palmer. Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Jennifer Madden shares a bit of Fanny’s history in her blog.