March is Women’s History Month. Come to our Downtown branch and visit our display of legal and historical materials related to women’s experiences.  Also, you can see a timeline of landmark legal decisions and achievements. Our display will run through Tuesday, March 31.

The national celebration of Women’s History Month began in 1982 after Congress passed a joint declaration that would celebrate women with Women’s History Week, starting March 7th. For the next five years, Congress passed annual joint resolutions designating various weeks in March as Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed a law that March would be Women’s History Month.  For the next 7 years, Congress passed annual resolutions calling on the President to declare March as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, the President has issued an annual proclamation so designating March.