The History of Women’s History Month

Mar 1, 2015

 It is Women’s History Month again, as it has been every March since 1988. But the roots of that national observation reach back even further, to 1977, when they first sprouted here in Sonoma County.

Molly Murphy MacGregor, with a poster from Sonoma County's first Women's History Week in 1977.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The theme for National Women’s History Month this year is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” It will focus on the lives and accomplishments of nine women who made their mark during the 35 year existence of the National Women’s History Project. Molly Murphy MacGregor, the Executive Director and co-founder of the organization , explains that the six living honorees are still active and inspirational.



Women’s History Month has grown into an  international observation, but later this year, MacGregor says her Project, which has remained based in Santa Rosa for its entire 35 years, will hold an event to recognize their local supporters here at home.