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The Library of Virginia’s annual celebration of Virginia Women in History honors the achievements of eight of the commonwealth’s most notable females. The influence and actions of these women have touched many realms of society across four centuries, including politics, religion, civic activism, the protection of children, and the arts.

The Library, in conjunction with our partners, presents here the annual poster and related teaching resources, intended to help you and your students gain greater insight into the important contributions these women have made, and continue to make, to their communities, the commonwealth, and beyond.

2008 Poster

Each year, the Library of Virginia honors the accomplishments of eight Virginia women during Women’s History Month with our Virginia Women in History poster. This poster includes images of and biographical information on each honoree. The Virginia Women in History posters are educational resources that underscore the remarkable contributions these women have made to Virginia and the United States. The poster is available here to view or print. To request a copy by mail, go to Contact Us.

2008 Poster (Spanish Language Translation available)

Past Years’ Posters

Get Involved

We invite you to explore these pages more fully and to consider participating in the celebration by attending the annual reception at the Library of Virginia, visiting a traveling exhibition, or even nominating a woman of note for next year’s celebration.

Do you have a Virginia hometown hero? Do you know of a woman who changed the way Virginians think? Or would you like to encourage citizens to learn more about positive female role models from Virginia’s past? If so, tell us about these amazing women by nominating them for the 2009 Virginia Women in History poster.


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