March is Women's History Month
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 join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

2019 Exhibitions

Smithsonian Institution

March 4, 2019 - February 2020

All Work and No Pay: A History of Women's Invisible Labor
Explore the history of women’s work in the home and the value and implications of unwaged labor. Costumes meant for domestic work from colonial America to the 1990s and objects from various ethnic communities and classes highlight how women shared similar tasks across race and class despite the complicated dynamics and inequalities between them.

(National Museum of American History)

Smithsonian Institution

March 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
This exhibition will outline the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. Thematic explorations are complemented by a chronological narrative of visual biographies of some of the movement’s most influential leaders.

(National Portrait Gallery)

National Archives

May 10, 2019 - January 3, 2021

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, this exhibition highlights the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women.

Library of Congress

June 4, 2019 - September 2020

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote
Documents, images, video and audio recordings will trace the movement leading to the passage of the 19th amendment and will consider the divergent political strategies and internal divisions the movement overcame.

Library of Congress

Opening in December 2019

Rosa Parks
This will be the first major exhibition to showcase the Rosa Parks Collection, which came to the Library of Congress in 2014. The collection includes thousands of pages of Parks’ personal correspondence, letters from presidents, her writings from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and about 2,500 photographs, as well as her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.

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National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities