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Women’s History Month: Greensboro History Museum Events

The interactive live event lets you hear voices from the past and the History Marks podcast focuses on women in media.

GREENSBORO, North Carolina —
It’s called the story, but in March the word is changed slightly to read “HERstory” because there’s a focus on women’s history.

Women’s History Month really started as a week in 1981.
It became an entire awareness month in 1987. Unlike many national days of anything, this month is approved by Congress.
There is a government website dedicated to Women’s History Month with all sorts of resources, images, audio and video collections.

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 commemoration and encouragement of the study, respect and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Locally, the Greensboro History Museum is hosting a free event on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 1-4 p.m. It’s called Voices of Greensboro Women.

“As you walk through the gallery of the Greensboro History Museum, don’t be surprised if someone dressed as someone you know or may not know comes to tell you about their life. The things we value in education, in religion, in our economy, wouldn’t be possible without women in this society,” said Rodney Dawson of the Greensboro History Museum.

Part of the museum’s celebration podcast on women in media here in the triad. You can listen to it from their website by going to the Discovery/Learn tab. You will see the podcast called History Notes.

Be prepared to hear from people you know, including me and meteorologist Monique Robinson. You can also get this podcast wherever you find your podcasts on your app.