Celebrating National Women’s History Month
The month long celebration known today as National Women’s History Month has transformed over time since it all began in 1911. It started as “International Women’s Day” on March 8, 1911, but in 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California took it one step further by participating in “Women’s History Week.” The weeklong celebration took place around the original date of March 8.
A few years later in 1980, President Jimmy Carter officially declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. Seven years later, Congress officially recognized the month of March as National Women’s History Month.
Another interesting fact about National Women’s History Month is that it incorporates a different theme into the celebration every year. The theme for 2017 is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” Past themes have been “Generations of Courage, Compassion, and Conviction” (1987), “Women Putting Our Stamp On America” (1999), and “Women, Builders of Communities and Dreams” (2006).
To learn more about the celebration which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women in history, click here.
Thank you to all of the hardworking women within the Arpin family. We truly appreciate all that you do!