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Celebrating Women's History Month

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March Women’s History Month to honor the legacy of women whose visionary leadership has shaped the state of North Carolina and the nation.

“This month we take the time to celebrate strong women who have made our state stronger by their contributions,” said Governor Cooper.

Ways to Celebrate at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island’s heritage is filled with women who have forever left their mark on the area and its history. Celebrate this Women’s History month by learning about these influential women in our local history when the park reopens March 16. 

  • Queen Elizabeth in the Adventure Museum
  • Algonquin women in American Indian Town
  • Women in the Outer Banks fishing industries

Celebrate Women’s History Month Throughout NC

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and Department of Administration have created various opportunities around the state to explore the contributions of extraordinary women and the impact on the state. Here are a few ways you can celebrate:

  • March 6. N.C. Museum of History, Raleigh. You Have to Start a Thing exhibit opening
  • March 6. HBA’s RTP Fourth Annual International Women’s Day 
  • March 7- 21. Reed Gold Mine, Midland. More than a Woman
  • March 14. Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort. Mighty Mountain Women
  • March 14. Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville. Hoop Skirts and Gunpowder: A Woman of the Fayetteville Arsenal.
  • March 17. CFW’s Annual Women’s History Month Celebration
  • March 21. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, Sedalia. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Book Club. “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”
  • The month of March. She Changed the World Traveling Exhibit (various locations)
  • The month of March. Historic Stagville, Durham. Stories of Stagville Women Tours.

View Governor Cooper’s proclamation below

Governor Cooper Proclamation Women's History Month 2021