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Springfield Museums, Women’s History Month

March 10, 2021

The Springfield Museums celebrate Women’s History Month and honor of women of all backgrounds who transcend barriers and open pathways for the betterment of all.

Presentations will take place via the video conferencing app ZOOM. Please register in advance in order to access the programs.

Women In Aerospace: Stories From The Smithsonian Collection

Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection

Dr. Margaret Weitekamp has researched and written on how a groundswell of support helped create a Lego set representing women’s contributions to aerospace. Join us for a discussion of how women have worked from the very beginning of aviation to innovate, and how museums have documented their stories.


  • Margaret Weitekamp, PhD, Curator and Department Chair, Space History Department, National Air and Space Museum
Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality

Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality

In this discussion, scholars from the National Museum of the American Indian, Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian American Art Museum explore how artists integrate the ancient world within their contemporary artistic practice. In so doing, their works update and create new meanings, allowing them to pass on complex and layered cultural interpretations to future generations.


  • Michelle Delaney, PhD, Assistant Director for History and Culture, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • Healoha Johnston, Curator, Asian Pacific American Women’s Cultural History, Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center
  • Claudia Zapata, Curatorial Assistant, Smithsonian American Art Museum

STEM Pathfinders

Women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities have contributed to the remarkable discoveries of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) throughout history–though their stories are not always told. The Springfield Museums presents STEM Pathfinders to highlight both the hidden histories and the current impact of the many diverse people who have found the wonder of STEM and contributed to our collective knowledge of why and how things work.

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March 10, 2021


Springfield Museums
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Springfield, MA 01103
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