International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900s, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week. In 1987, they expanded the week to a month.

Women's History Month has grown from a single day to celebrate the movement of women's rights to a month-long celebration of women who have changed the world and challenged gender stereotypes.

Chippewa River District Library recognizes the importance of contributions made to the world by women, and the importance of the observance of Women's History Month. The library is working with area organizations to bring special exhibits and programs to the library in March. All events are free and open to the public.


Wonder Women: Women's History Month

Zonta Club of Mount Pleasant generously provided funds to bring the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame display, Michigan Women A to Z,  to the Veterans Memorial branch. Visit us to see this 26-panel display of prominent women in Michigan history.

All month long at Veterans Memorial branch.


Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy: A Virtual Reality Tour
March 6, 4 p.m., Veterans Memorial Branch


Come view the history of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, leading figure in the women's rights movement. Attendees will experience 360-degree photos and 3D scenes with historical importance.

This program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Registration required.





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