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How to Celebrate Women’s History Month in the Detroit Region This Year

March 1, 2024

The Detroit Region has a rich history of influential women who have made an impact in various fields, from politics to art. This makes it a great place to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history during Women’s History Month every March. From learning about women’s rights to supporting local women-owned businesses, there are plenty of events and opportunities in the Detroit area to honor and empower women. Here are some highlights of upcoming events that you don’t want to miss. 

Troy Historic Village: Michigan Women
March 7, 2-3 p.m.
Troy Public Library 

Learn about the Michigan women who have rocked the boat for centuries. Attendees will hear about fur trader Magdelaine LaFramboise, suffragist Anna Howard Shaw, artist Gwen Frostic, and more. Registration is free but required.  

Learn more and register. 

International Women’s Day Shopping Experience
March 8, 5-10 p.m.
The Norwood 

Spend an evening celebrating women-owned businesses and networking. Browse through a wide range of products and services offered by diverse women entrepreneurs and businesses, featuring luxury, wellness, and beauty brands. All guests will also receive a free professional headshot by photographer Dele Nguyen. Event tickets are $5, and all proceeds will go towards a small business grant for a vendor at the shopping experience. 

Learn more and buy a ticket. 

International Women’s Day Lunch
March 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The War Memorial, Grosse Point 

Join the Detroit Regional Chamber and Wellness Works, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, for a lunch celebrating personal wellness. Attendees will hear from a panel of leading businesswomen about their career journeys, plus enjoy unique wellness experiences, such as an affirmation station, seven-point “fincheck,” build-your-own bouquet station, and more. The price for Chamber members is $125 and non-members is $200. 

Learn more and register now. 

Trivia Thursday: Women’s History Month
March 21, 4-5 p.m.
Detroit Public Library, Main Branch 

Bring a team of four people to the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library to compete in trivia, where the themed factoids surround women who make history, past and present, women’s rights, and girl power. Registration is free but required. 

Learn more and register. 

EntrepreneuHERs Brunch
March 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wayne State University’s Industry Innovation Center 

Join Black Leaders Detroit for its first annual brunch to honor Women’s History Month. The event serves as the launching of BLD’s “Women for BLD” campaign, a platform designed to amplify women’s voices, share power, and provide unrestricted capital to three women-led Black-owned businesses. The price to attend is $40. 

Learn more and register. 


Celebrate Women’s History Month With the Henry Ford Museum
March 1-31, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Join the Henry Ford Museum and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour for a unique chance to explore the boundary-breaking achievements of American women throughout history. Discover how women entrepreneurs, inventors, movement leaders, and more – through actions both quiet and loud – have changed and continue to change American society. Some featured exhibits and activities include: 

  • With Liberty and Justice for All – In this exhibit, explore the proud and often painful evolution of American freedom from the Revolutionary War through the struggle for women’s suffrage. 
  • Guided “Herstory: Celebrating Women’s History” Tour – Participate on an engaging tour to celebrate the women who shaped history. This runs daily at 1 p.m. 

Learn more and plan your museum experience. 

National Women’s History Museum – Online ExhibitionsFounded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.

Learn more here.