Celebrate Women's History Month in Missouri by attending the following events throughout the state:
- The Kansas City Public Library will present Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven Women Artists on March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library. Join author Donna Seaman as she discusses her new book and highlights seven under-celebrated artists of the 1900s. For additional detail or to RSVP, visit the site.
- On March 8 at noon, join the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s Women’s Center for a panel discussion focusing on Women Who Lead in Uniform. RSVP to [email protected] or at 816-235-1638 by March 3 to reserve a spot at this event, co-sponsored by the Women’s Empowerment Initiative. Visit online for additional Women’s History month events.
- Honor creative women by exploring artist Janet Cardiff’s “Forty-Part Motet” through March 19 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The forty-speaker sound installation emits polyphonic choral music sung by the Salisbury Cathedral Choir. Guests are invited to engage with the piece by moving within the inward-turned oval speaker arrangement. Visit online for further information.
- Celebrate Women’s History Month with a day out on March 11 at the 30th Annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the champagne brunch begins at 11 a.m. at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 816-461-3491.
- Register to attend the Women’s Leadership Conference on March 18 at the Memorial Union, 518 Hitt Street, University of Missouri, Columbia. The day-long event’s theme is “Women INpower” and highlights the four pillars of networking, education, empowerment, and diversity.
- In honor of Women’s History Month, the Missouri State Archives presents Virgina Minor and Her Major Role in Women's Rights on March 16 at the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City. Visit the site for additional information and upcoming events.
- The Missouri History Museum will present Dreams, Designs, and Dastardly Deeds: The Women of Missouri’s Route 66 on March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium. Don’t miss the MHM’s March 23 free event, Three Women: The Treacherous, the Bold, and the Brilliant, in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room. Visit online for additional details and upcoming events.
- Bring the family to St. Louis Public Library’s Women’s History Month event Spotlight on Yayoi Kusama on March 14 at the Indian Trials Branch. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include the opportunity to create your own Kusama-inspired artwork. Register for this free event online. On March 18, from 11 a.m. to noon, the Oak Bend Branch will feature an informative and entertaining Women’s History Month presentation by award-winning historical fiction author Nicole Evelina highlighting the many identities of Queen Guinevere.
- The Women of Achievement will hold its annual luncheon honoring the volunteering efforts of women at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis. Visit the site for updates and additional event details.
Learn more about Women’s History Month by visiting the following sites:
- “Our History Is Our Strength” at the National Women’s History Project, which highlights this year’s theme: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.”
- Educate yourself with the Women’s History Month teaching resources at the Smithsonian Museum’s site.
- Find women-centric data, statistics, and resources at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Search the Working Women’s Clearinghouse for a centralized collection of tools and publications specifically geared for women.
- Explore the American Women collection and investigate the role of women journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during World War II in the Women Come to the Front exhibit, both from the Library of Congress.
- Discover a good read from the list of books about or authored by notable Missouri women.