New York’s women have always driven our state and nation forward in positive ways. This March, in honor of Women's History Month, the New York State Museum is showcasing the talent of several female artists whose work inspires and uplifts. We invite you to join us in learning about the significant contributions of women by exploring the State Museum's extensive resource page for Women's History Month. These resources include research from historians and scientists, access to digital collections, virtual lessons and activities for the classroom, CTLE-certified professional development videos for educators, and information about public programming.
To commemorate International Women's Day, the State Museum recently unveiled a new display featuring a one-third scale model of the Women's Rights Pioneers monument, the first statue of actual women in New York City’s Central Park. Designed by the group, Monumental Women, the statue depicts three historic women’s rights leaders—Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth—all of whom hailed from the Empire State. You can learn more about the Women's Rights Pioneers monument, watch the donation ceremony, and visit the State Museum to view this inspirational monument in person as part of the Women Who Lead exhibition. I hope you will use these extraordinary resources to help celebrate Women's History Month in your homes and your communities.
Thank you to the women of New York who continue to inspire and uplift us all. In the words of Sojourner Truth, “because of them I can now live the dream.”
Betty A. Rosa