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Celebrate Womxn’s History Month North of Boston

March is National Womxn’s History Month and the North Shore is celebrating with a month of great events and programming. Also happening this month are International Womxn’s Day on March 8th and Salem Womxn’s History Day on March 29th, 2020. 

Here are some of what’s coming up this month to celebrate Womxn of the North Shore. Check back regularly as new events are being added each week. 

This post was last updated on February 28, 2020. 


Moody Interiors – 131-1 Essex Street, Salem:

Celebrate International Women’s Day – NEW!
Sunday, March 8th
11am – 6pm

Join Moody’s Home & Gifts for a special shopping event in honor of International Women’s Day. We will be celebrating and highlighting women-made products from local and international entrepreneurs and creators.

Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts – 590 Washington St, Lynn

Riveting Broads Summit
Friday, March 13 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

The first Riveting Broads Summit creates space for women to share their stories in their own words. Crucial conversations in media, politics, and everyday life are too often about women instead of with them. We plan to change that.

Hosted by Miranda’s Hearth and the Riveting Broads, this daylong event will bring together thought leaders, creative visionaries, political representatives, and entrepreneurs from across New England to explore womanhood through an equitable, inclusive, intersectional lens.


Romeo’s Juices at Treat Wellness and Shine – 26 Princess Street 2a, Wakefield – NEW

Women’s Survival Mixer Presents; Feminine Mystique Experience
Sat, March 21 @ 1:11 pm
Cost: $11

Calling all Women! Join us at our second Women’s Survival Mixer: The Feminine Mystique Experience hosted by Plexus, Æon Counseling & Consulting, Romeo’s Pop-up Bar and Treat Wellness & Shine, located at 26 Princess St, Wakefield, MA 01880.


House of the Seven Gables – 115 Derby St, Salem:

The Life and Work of Lydia Pinkham
Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 PM
Cost: $10; Free for Gables’ members.

Local historian Irene Axelrod will share the incredible tale of the life of Lydia Pinkham and her role as an international enterprising woman.

Caroline Emmerton: A Woman of Letters
Saturday, March 29 @ 1:00 pm
Cost: This event is free for Gables members and Salem residents. $10 for the general public. Registration available at store.7gables.org

Inspired both by his research for the 2016 exhibit at The House of the Seven Gables and the archival collection of Emmerton’s letters, Mr. Moffat’s lecture will highlight an impressive side of Caroline Emmerton, founder of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association. Book signing to follow in the Museum Store.

History Alive, Inc. presents a staged reading of new work, The Marble Flock, by Kristina Wacome Stevick
Saturday, March 29 @ 4:30 PM.

It’s 1858. Sophia Hawthorne has persuaded her husband and children to settle in Rome to soak in the inspiration of its art and culture. It’s much more than she bargained for.


Danvers Historical Society – 11 Page St, Danvers

We Ride Upon Sticks – Meet the Author
Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:00pm
Cost: Free

Acclaimed novelist Quan Barry delivers a tour de female force in this delightful novel. Set in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts, where the accusations began that led to the 1692 witch trials, We Ride Upon Sticks follows the 1989 Danvers High School Falcons field hockey team, who will do anything to make it to the state finals—even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers. In chapters dense with 1980s iconography—from Heathers to “big hair”—Barry expertly weaves together the individual and collective progress of this enchanted team as they storm their way through an unforgettable season.


The Phillips House Museum – 34 Chestnut Street, Salem

Women’s History Tours
March 29, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to Historic New England members and residents of Salem, Mass.; $15 nonmembers

Join the Phillips House staff for a day of special guided tours focusing on the role of women at 34 Chestnut Street through the years.



The Salem Witch Museum – 19 1/2 Washington Sq N, Salem

Women and Witchcraft
March 29 @ 12:00 – 4:30 pm
Cost: Presentations are offered at our standard admission prices, but interacting with these Puritan women is free and a great way to get involved with Women’s History Day.

Help commemorate Salem Women’s’ History Day with a visit to the Salem Witch Museum to meet two very special women from 1692. In addition to our main presentations, stop in and meet two costumed reenactors who will be walking throughout the museum, answering questions, discussing the latest events of March 1692, and opening a window into the women’s world of the seventeenth-century.


The Witch House – 310 Essex St, Salem

Indigenous Medicinal Practices
March 29 @ 2:00pm
Cost: Free

A lecture by Dawn Duncan of the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness. Learn about pre-colonial medicine and surgical techniques as practiced by the indigenous community in Salem and New England in general.


Marblehead Little Theatre – 12 School St, Marblehead

My Preferred Pronoun Is We
Saturday, March 28 @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 29 @ 2:00 pm
Tickets

Lyralen Kaye’s award-winning supposedly solo show follows her failed attempts to emigrate to Canada and the challenges this created to marriage, identity and being out of every closet…until she learned the kind of badass self-acceptance we could all use in Trump’s America.


LASS Stylist at Palmer Pond Botanicals – 250 Canal Street, Salem

Adorning the Body Positive
Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm
Cost: $30 | Get Tickets

Celebrate the skin-you’re-in and explore ways of compassionate, authentic self-expression and loving adornment.


Hamilton Hall

“A Feeling of Indignation Rises in My Soul”: Charlotte Forten Grimké’s Poetic Protest
Sunday, March 29 @ 2:00 PM
Cost: Free for all. Registration for walking tour is first-come, first-served at the event, as space is limited. Reserve your spot here.

Essex Heritage and Hamilton Hall present are excited to present a lecture for Salem Women’s History Day about Charlotte Forten Grimké: a talented writer, Civil War-era teacher of freed people, and a voice for social and civic equality for African Americans and women.

Join Emerita Professor of Education at Salem State University, Mary-Lou Breitborde, for a look at the writings of Charlotte Forten Grimké, the difficult world she navigated with dignity and effect, and the role that Salem played in her story. Following the lecture will be a walking tour with Salem State Professor of English, Lucinda Damon-Bach, to explore some of the places Charlotte Forten Grimke wrote about in her journal.


Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

On view at the Peabody Essex Museum from May 16, 2020 to September 7, 2020


Marblehead Museum – 170 Washington St., Marblehead

Marblehead Museum’s Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
Tuesday, March 24th @ 7:00 pm
Cost: $5pp to cover snacks and beverages.

The Marblehead Museum quarterly book club will be discussing The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss, in honor of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Here’s more info:

On the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, join us for an informal discussion of this bestselling book and the history it recounts. Snacks and period cocktails will be served.


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