Skip to main content

Women's History Month: Home


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.

Online Exhibits

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

1913 Women's Suffrage Parade

"The Youngest Marcher" Suffrage March

March is Women's History Month

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

Women's History Month Theme for 2019

WHM Logo

2019 National Women's History Alliance Honorees

2019 McHenry County College Women's History Month theme:

Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Change


Women's Suffrage Ribbons

MCC Library

MCC Library Homepage

Questions? To contact an MCC Librarian, click on

Ask a Librarian!

Fall 2020 Semester Hours:

The MCC Library will be open to currently enrolled MCC students only until further notice. 

Monday through Thursday:

8:00am to 6:00pm



Monday, September 7 -- Labor Day

Tuesday, November 3 -- Election Day

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27 -- Thanksgiving Recess  



Suffragist Button