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McHenry County College celebrates Women's History Month!

Check out the 2019 Women's History Month flyer for events and activities.

For more information on MCC Campus Events see the Events Calendar.

Facts for Features: WHM 2018 (U.S. Census Bureau)

This featured release from the U.S. Census Bureau Newsrooms offers user friendly statistics and figures regarding women and topics such as: jobs, the military, earnings, education, voting, & more.

March is Women's History Month

Suffrage March

"The Youngest Marcher" Suffrage March


About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, US presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America

WHM Theme for 2018

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Women's History Project 2019 Theme
2019 NWHA Honorees


The McHenry County College theme this year for

Women's History Month is

"Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence"


Women's Suffrage Ribbons

MCC Library

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Questions? To contact an MCC Librarian, click on

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Phone: 815-455-8762


Spring Semester 2019 Hours

(January 22 - May 17)

Monday through Thursday: 

8:00am to 8:30pm

Friday:  8:00am to 4:30pm


Spring Break Week 2019 Hours

(March 25 - 29)

Monday through Friday: 

8:00am to 4:30pm

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