Virginia Women in History Digital Trails (Womens’ History Month)
March 1 - March 31
Mildred Loving’s 1967 lawsuit legalized interracial marriage. Suffragist Pauline Adams went to prison in 1917 for her belief in women’s right to vote. Appamattuck chief Opossunoquonuske was one of the first Indian leaders met by the English in 1607. What do these women have in common? They have all been honored as Virginia Women in History, the Library of Virginia’s annual program celebrating Women’s History Month. Now you can visit (virtually or in person) sites associated with history-making women across the state through our Virginia Women in History Digital Trails, thanks to a collaboration with American Evolution, Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration.
The regional trails are available through Clio, a free mobile application that guides users to historic sites around the country. Whether you’re traveling in southwestern Virginia, Hampton Roads, or along Route 58, learn about Virginia women who made a difference along the way.