NPSD Celebrates Women's History Month

NPSD Celebrates Women's History Month
A year ago, we shut down for what we thought was going to be a couple of weeks. Who knew then that we would have to pivot on more than one occasion and push through so many challenges both for as long as we have? As we begin the month of March, we are reminded of our own strength as well as the determination and accomplishments of so many amazing women.

About Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

Learn more about national Women's History Month


“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.”
—Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of America in 1912


Books about women in history


Read or listen to audio books about important women in history! We encourage families to explore this resource at home with their students. After you click the link above, select a book on the shelves and find a correlating link.



Teacher Resources