Noon to 4 PM
The National Museum of American History hosts the Smithsonian’s Women’s History Month kick-off celebration. The family festival commemorates the centennial of the 1913 woman suffrage parade in D.C. and coincides with the opening of the museum’s History Highlights display. Visitors explore history through conversations with the curator, objects out of storage, an historical interpreter and music performances, creating hands-on crafts and sharing their thoughts on the talk-back board and in oral history interviews. The festival is held in partnership with Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital, Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, DAR Museum and the American University WGSS; and in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, the Hirshhorn’s ARTLAB+, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies and the Smithsonian Heritage Months Steering Committee.