Women's History Month: Your Event Roundup

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    Artifacts from the National Woman Suffrage Parade, 1913

    It's been 100 years since thousands of women marched on Washington for the right to vote, and the District is celebrating in a big way. Check out our Women's History Month guide on some great places to celebrate and learn about the contributions women have made to our nation's history.

    1.) Clara Barton is probably best known as one of the founders and first president of the Red Cross. She spent her life teaching and nursing wounded soldiers back to life, eventually settling in Glen Echo, MD. Now known as the Clara Barton National Historic Site, it also served as the headquarters for the American Red Cross. On March 16, a special interactive performance will celebrate her life and work from 2-3 p.m. Reservations are required for the show but admission is free. If you are unable to make the performanc, visit the site on your own. It's open daily, with tours every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Clara Barton National Historic Site
    5801 Oxford Road
    Glen Echo, Md.
    Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    301-320-1410

    2.) The National Museum of American History is showcasing a variety of films to honor and celebrate women in history. Beginning with the Classic Film Festival: The Films of Bette Davis on March 9 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., then again on March 10 at 9 p.m., some of Davis' most famous films will be shown. On March 28 at 6 p.m., they'll screen "Rebel: Loreta Velazquez and the Role of Women in the American Civil War." For those of you who don’t have time to catch one of the films, the museum will also be showcasing an exhibition to celebrate the suffrage march on Washington in 1913. It includes garments worm by marchers, banners and photographs.

    National Museum of American History
    14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
    Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    3.) The National Museum of Women in the Arts
    is not hosting one special event to commemorate women’s history month -- but in addition to being a museum whose sole purpose is to celebrate women through paintings, photographs and sculptors, they offer lectures, discussions and performances by female artists throughout the year.

    National Museum of Women in the Arts
    1250 New York Ave. NW
    202-783-5000
    Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.

    4.) The National Air and Space Museum will be hosting a Women in Aviation and Space Day on March 23 from 10 a.m. tp 3 p.m. Made possible by the Heritage Family Day Series, the event will teach kids about women’s contributions to aviation through activities, speakers and short theatrical presentations, admission is free.

    National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
    Chantilly, Va.
    703-572-4118
    Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    5.) The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
    served as the headquarters for the National Women's Party during the height of the women's suffrage movement and is filled with historical artifacts from the 1920s. The museum is usually only accessible by appointment; however, they'll be open for special tours on March 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., highlighting key events and people during the suffrage movement. Admission is $8.

    Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
    2nd Street NE & Constitution Avenue NE
    (202) 546-1210