This March, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance raises a toast to the women of Calaveras Wine Country as we celebrate Women's History Month! These remarkable members of our wine region help shape our story and build upon the legacy so many women from our past have created. We realize that not every awesome woman is featured from our wine region but did our best to create a tribute. Join us in raising a toast and add in other women we should celebrate in the comments. Cheers!
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About Women's History Month:
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. READ MORE