Celebrating Women’s History Month
Women’s History Landmarks in Massachusetts. Using Women’s History Month as your inspiration, visit these local historical sites in March to learn about some amazing Massachusetts women.
Walk in the suffragists’ shoes. Begin at the Massachusetts State House. On this trail, law enforcement arrested and jailed suffragists in 1919. End at Boston Public Library in Copley Square, where suffragists studied, assembled, and planned. You’ll find sculptures of Lucy Stone and her daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell. You can also find numerous other self-guided tours. Purchase a self-guided tour pamphlet online.
Learn more about this amazing first lady through the Abigail Adams Historical Society. Located in Weymouth, MA, Abigail Adams birth place opens for tours during limited hours, or private tours can be reserved.
Orchard House has re-opened with Timed-Entry Admission and a face mask requirement for all visitors and staff. Orchard House (c. 1650) is most noted for being where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women in 1868. This noble home also has a rich history stretching back two centuries beforehand, as well as more than 100 years of life as a treasured historic site open to the public.
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Lowell National Historical Park site depicts life for mill girls during the early 20th century. The museum also tracks the history of suffrage activism in Lowell.
A modest-sized reservation with a momentous history, King Philip’s War hostage Mary White Rowlandson was released from captivity here in April 1676. Mary Rowlandson’s narrative details her experience. Many consider it to be an important historical work and one of America’s first “best sellers.”
This American treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, preserves Clara Barton’s legacy of compassion. Guests can make an appointment to visit this museum.
(Photo Courtesy Boott Cotton Mills Museum)
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