Women’s History Month Events for Chicago Families

Learn something new with your kids this March.

March marks the time to celebrate Women’s History Month. Reading books and making crafts are some of the activities you can do with your kids to learn about the lives of important women in history.

Luckily, there are also plenty of in-person and virtual Women’s History Month events happening in the Chicago and the suburbs. You can read some of our picks below and find even more events on our calendar.

In-person events 

Women’s History Month Walk

March 12, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join a hike that highlights conservation leader Isabel Bassett Wasson and the work and discoveries she made at Thatcher Woods and around the country. Registration required.

Femme Comic Creators Grab and Go Kit

March 15, 2022

Teens can stop by the Douglass Branch to pick up their grab and go kit. There will be supplies to make their own comic and other activities to celebrate women in history. Registration required.

Create a Scratchboard Etching

March 16, 2022

Anayansi Ricketts will teach adults and teens how to use women’s works for inspiration to produce scratchboard etchings. Scratchboards consist of a clay board medium spread across white paper. Registration required.

Film Screening: Selena (1997)

March 19, 2022

See a screening of Selena at the West Chicago Avenue Branch. Selena is a true story about the childhood, extraordinary career and tragic slaying of the pop singing sensation. Rated PG.

Documentary Screening: Knock Down The House

March 23, 2022

See the documentary screening of the 2019 primary election campaigns of four progressive Democrat women candidates, including current Congress people Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cori Bush. Registration required.

Film Screening: Hidden Figures

March 27, 2022

See a screening of Hidden Figures at the Coleman Branch. The movie is about African-American female mathematicians who worked for NASA.

Virtual events 

Holiday Craft Time: Women’s History Month

March 5, 2022

  • Hosted by: Portage-Cragin Branch, Chicago Public Library

Join Christian with the Portage-Cragin Branch of the Chicago Public Library and Alex with Sulzer Regional for a craft program celebrating Women’s History Month. Registration is required to pick up a craft materials bag from the circulation desk at Portage-Cragin or Sulzer. Children ages 5-8 will need help with the craft.

Timeline Troubles: Women’s History Edition

March 4, 2022

  • Hosted by: Cantigny Park

A virtual program about the McCormick family. Teens ages 14 and up will have you learning and laughing as they cover events from the late 1800s all the way to the 1950s. Registration required.

Women’s History Month: Florence Nightingale

March 11, 2021

  • Hosted by: Cantigny Park

Learn about the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, through a living history performance. Join master storyteller and award-winning actor Megan Wells as she brings to life this famous historical figure.

Women’s Wonderland: A Virtual Experience

March 14, 2022

  • Hosted by: Chicago Public Library

Teens and tweens can enjoy a trivia game all about women from various countries and the influence they’ve had on music, literature, fashion, art and education. Registration required.


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