Tuesday, March 03, 2020

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 and White Ribbon Day. Most of the events are free and open to the public.

Visit local Cape Cod libraries for books. Then visit the Brewster Ladies Library on March 24 for One-Woman Play: “Yours for Humanity – Abby” with Lynne McKenney Lydick

Visit the National Women's History Alliance 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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