Monday, March 9, 2009

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month

In the United States, March is Women's History Month, a time to "re-examine and celebrate the wide rane of women's contributions and achievements, which are too often overlooked in the telling of our history."

March is a great time to learn about women throughout history who have shared your interests.

Here in Texas, everyone knows we are proud of our cowboys, but do you know we are also proud of our cowgirls? We even have a museum that "honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire." Learn more about The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame here.

From the wild days of early flight to space travel, women have loved to fly. Learn more at The International Women's Air and Space Museum in Ohio. Do you know the name of the first woman to orbit the earth? Hint: if you said Sally Ride, you're wrong. Check out the IWASM.

Stop back tomorrow for sites on women in the arts and military.

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