How Kentucky is celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the vital role of women in American history.

Did you know that about 70% of nonprofit employees are women? At Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, we’re proud to be represented by the many women who help shape our nonprofit organization every day.

Throughout March, we’ll observe and celebrate Women’s History by highlighting important dates, such as International Women’s Day, spotlighting our employees and sharing events throughout the commonwealth! Here are some ways to celebrate Women’s History Month:

 

Frazier History Museum exhibit – What is a Vote Worth? Suffrage Then and Now

Frazier History Museum’s exhibit highlighting the women’s suffrage movement across Kentucky and the U.S., which honors the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Learn about life before suffrage, see historic artifacts and discover struggles from the past that continue into the 21st century.

When: All month

Where: Frazier History Museum, 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

 

Kentucky Museum exhibit – Women’s History Month Gallery Talk

The Kentucky Museum will also be offering a Women’s History Month Gallery Talk event on March 28 at 7 p.m., which will offer an in-depth look at three women-centric exhibits. There will be discussions about the research and artifacts put into these exhibits and the event will offer a historical perspective to women’s experiences.

When: March 28, 7 p.m.

Where: The Kentucky Museum, 1444 Kentucky St, Bowling Green, KY 42101

 

Speed Art Museum exhibit – Kentucky Women

The Speed Art Museum features exhibits of several impactful women. The most recent, Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper, allows viewers to see fashion history in a new way. The exhibit is full of life-size costumes that look like fabric but are actually an optical illusion really made from paper.

When: All month

Where: Speed Art Museum, 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208

 

Louisville Slugger Museum – Bloomer Girls: Baseball, Bikes & the Battle for the Ballot

Learn about the Bloomer Girls, a semi-professional baseball team that traveled the country between 1890 and 1930 as they challenged men’s teams and helped inspire other women to challenge gender stereotypes. They also worked to get women the right to vote under the 19th Amendment.

When: All month

Where: Louisville Slugger Museum, 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

 

Kentucky Derby Museum – Right to Ride

This new exhibit showcases the accomplishments of women jockeys and their fight, which began in the 1960s, against outdated gender restrictions that kept them from their dream of a career on horseback. Hear stories of these intrepid women who refused to settle and how it changed history for future female jockeys in this playful, retro exhibition.

When: All month

Where: Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

 

Ashland Women’s History Month celebration

Join us to celebrate Women’s History Month in March.

We will be collecting new, unopened women’s personal care items near the Food Court. These items will be donated to Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky, a local nonprofit organization that helps women in need.

When: All month

Where: Ashland Town Center, 500 Winchester Ave Ste 136, Ashland, KY 41101

 

College campus celebrations

 

University of Louisville

 

Western Kentucky University

 

Northern Kentucky University

 

Bluegrass Community and Technical College