Fairfield, CT - Celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, from 10am - 4pm at the Fairfield Museum - a great event for mothers, daughters and the whole family! Admission is free for all who come and join in the festivities including “craft your own sash” to challenge stereotypes and fight bias in an effort to help broaden perceptions and celebrate women’s achievements throughout the years.
Sunday’s event is the next in the museum’s 2020 program series, Voting Was Just the Beginning: 100 Years of Women Making History. This series marks the centennial of women’s suffrage and celebrates the achievements of women leaders nationally. Additional upcoming March events include:
March 18, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Connecticut Women and the Battle for the Ballot, with Kelly Marino, Ph.D., Coordinator of Women’s Studies at Sacred Heart University. At this History Bites Lunchtime Chat, learn about key leaders and specific events from the Fairfield region along with statewide activism, emphasizing the important role that Connecticut played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.
March 22, 3pm-4:30pm: ERA: What’s Happening? Presented by the Fairfield League of Women Voters, come hear Cindy Wolfe Boynton, CT NOW President and Christine DeTroy, longtime activist for Women’s rights, speak about the passage of the ERA, why it matters today and what’s next.
The Fairfield Museum Family Focus Series is sponsored by People’s United Bank. The Museum’s program series, Voting Was Just the Beginning: 100 Years of Women Making History is sponsored by Alliance Bernstein, Seth Buchwald, Bigelow, CT Humanities and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation The Fund for Women & Girls and presented in partnership with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s The Fund for Women & Girls and The League of Women Voters of Fairfield, CT.
About the Fairfield Museum & History Center
The Fairfield Museum & History Center and Museum Shop, located at 370 Beach Road, is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm. Members of the Museum and children under 5 are admitted free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org. The Fairfield Museum relies on funding from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Museum is especially grateful for leadership support from the State of Connecticut, Town of Fairfield and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.