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10 local events to celebrate Women’s History Month

Save the date for these empowering discussions, events, and exhibits in the City of Oaks.

Three historical figures in women history.

The NC Museum of History is hosting women’s history exhibits and programs all throughout March.

Happy Women’s History Month,” Raleigh. Add these 10 events and exhibits to your calendar to celebrate all month long.

All month

  • The Power of Women in Country Music | Monday, March 6-Saturday, April 1 | Times vary | The NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh | $0-$10 | Gawk at memorabilia from women trailblazers like Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, and Shania Twain at this carefully curated exhibition by the GRAMMY Museum.

Tuesday, March 7

  • NC Women Milvets Summit 2023 | Tuesday, Mar. 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | McKimmon Center at NCSU, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh | Free | The NC Department of Military & Veteran Affairs is hosting this event offering a number of resources for women-service members, veterans, military spouses, and caregivers.

Wednesday, March 8

  • In Her Shoes - Lunch & Learn Panel Discussion | Wednesday, Mar. 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | City Club Raleigh, 150 Fayetteville St., Ste. 2800, Raleigh | $65 | On International Women’s Day, hear the women behind Dress for Success discuss the pivotal moments, unexpected twists and turns, and sisterhood that sustains them.

Friday, March 10

  • The Soul II Soul Tour w/ Women’s Empowerment Expo | Friday, Mar. 10 | 4:30 p.m. | PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh | $59-$250 | Celebrate the influence of African-American women with panel discussions, shopping, and a concert.
  • Entrepreneurs & Poets | Friday, Mar. 10 | 6-10 p.m. | The Nest Raleigh, 414 Fayetteville St., 4th floor, Raleigh | $15-$60 | Shop vendors who support women in business, sip on specialty drinks, enjoy bites, and participate in or watch open mic performances.
A photo of dresses from influential women in country music.

The Power of Women in Country Music exhibit features memorabilia from influential women in the country music industry. | Photo by RALtoday

Sunday, March 12

  • Speaking Broadly Brunch | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bridge Club, 105 W. Hargett St., Raleigh | $95 | Dana Cowin will discuss her podcast, “Speaking Broadly,” and enjoy bites by Ashley Christensen and some of the culinary leaders at AC Restaurants.
  • Women’s History Trolley Tour | Sunday, Mar. 12 | 1 p.m. | Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh | $12 | Celebrate influential women who helped shape Raleigh’s history.

Wednesday, March 15

  • History at High Noon: NC and First Ladies | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 12-1 p.m. | The NC Museum of History (Virtual), 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh | Free | Join author and historian Annette B. Dunlap to take a walk through NC history and the nation’s first ladies — 10 of which have NC connections.

Saturday, March 25

  • Floral Portraits: Powerful Women | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 1-5 p.m. | Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh | $80 | Join instructor Jennifer Clifton to create a floral portrait of an influential woman in your life.
  • Writing with Fire | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 2 p.m. | NCMA, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh | $8-$10 | Watch this documentary on how the women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya (News Wave) newspaper risk it all and defy the odds.