Make Women's History at the MHS on 24 March by Donating Women's March Memorabilia

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the MHS is calling for itemspink hats, signs, pins, t-shirts, photographs—from the 2017 and 2018 Women’s March events.

Catherine AllgorOn January 21, 2017, millions of people across the globe marched together at hundreds of events to oppose the behaviors, views, and political positions of President Donald Trump and his administration. Wearing pink hats, carrying empowering signs, and chanting cheers of change, people joined together in what has been called the largest single-day protest in United States history. A year later, on January 20, 2018, the call to action was issued once again. As part of its mission to nurture a greater appreciation for American history and for the ideas, values, successes, and failures that bind us together as a nation, the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks unique items from the 2017 and 2018 Women’s Marches to add to its collection.

On March 24, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the MHS invites the public to stop by 1154 Boylston Street in Boston to donate 2017 and 2018 Women’s March memorabilia—pink hats, signs, pins, t-shirts, photographs (prints or digital images)—as well as written accounts, to its collections. If you do not want to part with your Women’s March items, consider wearing them to the MHS and having your picture taken to be added to the MHS collection. The MHS will have a photographer on site for the duration of the event. Written experiences and accounts of the marches are encouraged to be shared. These can be e-mailed to collections@masshist.org or mailed to: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, attention Brenda Lawson.  Images can be donated online at www.masshist.org/womensmarch

“Come make history on March 24 as part of Women’s History Month,” encouraged MHS President Catherine Allgor, pictured above at the 2017 Los Angeles Women’s March. “Stop by 1154 Boylston and support our efforts to collect, preserve, and share the history that is unfolding all around us. I hope you will join with me on March 24 in donating items from the Women’s Marches.”

If you are unable to come to the MHS on March 24 but have items you would like to donate, please contact Anne Bentley (abentley@masshist.org or 617-646-0508) or Brenda Lawson (blawson@masshist.org or 617-646-0502) to discuss.

Selected items collected on March 24 will be displayed as part of the Society’s 2019 exhibition on women’s suffrage.

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