The Monday Club celebrates Women’s History Month
GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) The Monday Club Inc. celebrated Women’s History Month on March 18 at its clubhouse in Prescott.
The speakers at this year’s event were Melissa Ruffner, Lynn McDougal, and Anne Lack. They spoke on the Women’s History Month, the history of frontier women in the territory, Sharlot Hall and the Sharlot Hall Museum, women’s suffrage, and lastly, the history of GFWC The Monday Club Inc., which included the Carnegie Library in Prescott. The club’s current life members and longtime members were honored.
Besides a cake commemorating the occasion, there were cakes and candy made from recipes of frontier days, along with copies of the recipes.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Women’s History Week, staing that both men and women helped to build the United States and that women are the unsung heroes of history, and going on to say that their contributions are often unnoticed by society in general. In 1987, Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month, and since 1988, presidents have issued annual proclamations designating March as Women’s History Month.