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Women's History Month

Join the City of Boston in celebrating women's contributions to Boston's history throughout the month of March! 

You can celebrate Women's History Month around the City of Boston by attending the events below.


About the month


March is recognized in the United States as Women’s History Month. Congress has granted the president permission and asked that they observe Women’s History Month since 1987. Though each year, the president must officially declare the observation. It's assumed protocol for the president to release a statement at the end of February to start the month.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been celebrated in some form since 1909. In 1977, the United Nations passed a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day of Women’s Rights and International Peace. All member countries observe the day, which typically falls on March 8.

A Virtual Tour: Women's Heritage Trail

Women and Boston parks

The Boston Parks Department is marking Women’s History Month by lifting up the stories behind the names of some of your favorite neighborhood parks.

Women and Boston parks
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