Tuesday, March 05, 2013

March is Women's History Month!

March is Women's History Month! Famous Cape Cod women include Barnstable-born, Mercy Otis Warren, a highly influential writer and Patriot activist for the American Revolution. She is honored with a statue on the lawn of the Barnstable County Superior Courthouse; her portrait is currently on display in the Art of Americas Collection at the MFA.

Falmouth native Katharine Lee Bates wrote the words to one of the most famous and beloved songs in American History, America The Beautiful, in 1893. Katharine is honored by a statue in front of the Falmouth Public Library.

Cape Cod Community College has several events planned to celebrate women's history month, including films, lectures and concerts. Most of the events are free and open to the public.

Check out Edward Lodi's latest book "Women in King Philip's War". Then visit the Brewster Ladies Library where Mr Lodi will speak of the major roles women played in King Philip's War. There will be time for questions and answers, and book signing oppurtunities too.

Visit the National Women's History Project for a detailed history of Women's History month and the National Women's Hall of Fame for a few of the millions of women who make contributions to our society.

Up for a challenge? Test your knowledge by playing our Famous Women in History Matching Game!

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