The Exhibition

The pop-up exhibition features an intergenerational dialogue between feminist activists, many of whose papers have been donated to the Smith College Special Collections. The Women’s History Month we know today evolved from the efforts of early women’s activists in the mid-20th century. Tracing that history is imperative in having, and understanding, national and international conversations.

The collection is a chronological look at the history of Women’s History Month, and features documents from International Women’s Day, activism on Smith College’s campus, and from organizations such as ARISE, Third World Women’s Alliance, and the Prison Birth Project. It focuses on how to become involved in activism, in women’s history activism, and the many varied forms of activism. Please visit our Resources page and Streaming Video page for more information.

The exhibition will be on display in the KnowledgeLab (Neilson, 2nd floor) from Tuesday, March 21 until Friday, March 31. The opening reception will be on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30 to 7 pm; refreshments will be served.

The KnowledgeLab (2nd floor) can be accessed via both stairwells in Neilson, as well as the Core and South elevators. Please contact Amanda Ferrara ( with inquiries.