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Women’s History Month 2023
MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Women’s History Month has its roots in Santa Rosa, CA, where in 1978, The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women created a “Women’s History Week” celebration. In 1981, President Reagan proclaimed the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week” to correspond with International Women’s Day on March 8th, and in 1987, Congress designated March as “Women’s History Month.” Each year the U.S. President proclaims March as “Women’s History Month” to recognize achievements women have made throughout American history.
She Who Shaped New Mexico: There are 77 roadside historical markers throughout New Mexico celebrating the multicultural history of women, highlighting women’s contributions to the arts, education, business, government, science, military, healthcare, and as early settlers. Historical women profiles in Santa Fe County: Nina Otero-Warren, Doña Delores Chávez de Armijo, Rose Powers, Mary Cabot Wheelwright, St. Francis Women’s Club, Doña Ana Robledo, Sadie Orchard, Monica Fuentes Gallegos & Carolota Fuentes Gallegos, and Mary Ann Deming Crocker. More information about the historical women of New Mexico can be found at https://www.nmhistoricpreservation.org/outreach/historic-women-marker-initiative.html. So next time you drive along one of New Mexico’s beautiful roads, stop and learn about those who came before you.
- New Mexico Women’s Historic Makers – https://www.nmhistoricpreservation.org/outreach/historic-women-marker-initiative.html
- Women’s History Month website: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/
- Girl Scouts of America: https://www.girlscouts.org/