Affordable Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

Posted on 03/06/2012

March is a time set aside to pay tribute to generations of women who have made an invaluable impact on society. Women’s History Month started as a national celebration in 1987 and each year is given a different theme. For 2012, the theme is Women’s Education—Women’s Empowerment. Get educated and be inspired with these affordable ideas.

Free Travel Itinerary Travel throughout different communities and geographic regions to experience the role women played in historic places. These journeys can even be done from the comfort of home through a lengthy list of self-guided digital itineraries created by the National Park Service. Start your trip at

Free Women’s History Videos
The History Channel offers free access to a library of videos perfect for celebrating Women’s History Month. Learn about women of music, science and war through a series of short informational videos.

Free Women’s History Month Poster
Request a free Women’s History Month poster through New York State United Teachers, NYSUT. The poster features Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, an educator, author and American politician who became the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. You can also download printable posters at

Free Women’s History Worksheets
For parents, this free resource will help you teach your children about the role of the First Lady, why women were important in history and which women experienced notable “firsts” like Sally Ride’s visit to space. Print several free worksheets at

Free Women’s History Month eCard
Personalize and send a free Women’s History Month eCard from It features a powerful quote from author and editor Margaret Fuller. Use it to spread the word and celebrate this important time of year.

By Alison Storm

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