March is Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month is an entire month dedicated to showcasing and exploring women’s history. One of the reasons why Women’s History Month is so significant is that women’s history is often overlooked in popular culture; women have made many historical contributions, and there are many significant historical figures and events related to women. If you are looking to celebrate Women’s History Month, check out the following 5 things that you can do to celebrate!
Watch a documentary about a famous historical figure
Up for a movie night? Try checking out a documentary about a famous woman from history or women’s history in general! For instance, you might want to check out documentaries about women on the home front in WWII or a famous figure like Elizabeth I. If you want to celebrate with others, a movie night with a good documentary is the perfect way to get everyone in on Women’s History Month.
Read a non-fiction book about women’s history
If you’re a reader, then you’ll definitely love this celebration idea: read a non-fiction book about women’s history. In the past 20 years or so, the non-fiction sector of the publishing industry has really stepped up its focus on women’s history. You can find biographies, niche studies, popular history and so much more! If you’re more into novels, check out a novel based on a real historical figure–just make sure to research them in order to balance out the “fact” from “fiction.”
Go to a museum and learn about historical women
Museums are a great place to learn about history in an engaging environment. Look around your area for some museums that feature women’s history. You might just find some surprises, such as paintings by women artists, paintings of historical women, and so much more. Many museums are even holding special events and exhibits in March to celebrate Women’s History Month, so check out their event page to see if anything special is going on!
Share posts on social media about women’s history
If you want to spread the word about Women’s History Month, one easy way is by sharing posts on social media about women’s history! Tweet about the non-fiction book you’re reading or post images of paintings by women artists on Instagram; you can even check out hashtags on sites like Twitter or Instagram for when women’s history is trending, and join in on the fun!
Research historical women from your area
Women’s history isn’t just about famous figures and events! Local history is important, too; so research historical women who were from your local region. Who knows–there might just be a local woman who was the first woman business owner or who published books or did something monumental during WWII. Contact your local historical societies and tell them that you’re interested in knowing more about women’s history in your region, and you’re sure to get some great leads!
Of course, you don’t have to limit these above ideas to March–you can celebrate women’s history any day of the year!