Celebrating Women’s History

Recognizing the history of Women in L.A., past and present.

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Sad Girl Creamery, founded by the talented SueEllen Mancini, is a delectable blend of Uruguayan and Chilean flavors, infused with chocolate magic. SueEllen's inventive touch has revived the beloved Chocotaco, offering a symphony of ice cream delights like cajeta, cafe de la holla, and chocolate flan. Beyond indulgence, Sad Girl Creamery celebrates cultural richness and is a poignant reminder to savor life's sweetness. SueEllen's creations not only tantalize taste buds but also serve a purpose—raising awareness about mental health. In March, you will hear how she works alongside her mother, Maria Lupes, to create a flavorful journey where each scoop is a masterpiece, a cultural delight, and a sweet escape into the vibrant world of Latin-themed desserts.

A Celebration of Women in the History of Los Angeles

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are proud to join the nationwide celebration of Women’s History Month in March. During this month, and throughout the year, we will share stories from past and present and recognize the historical women who call Los Angeles home. 

Women's history in Los Angeles unfolds as interwoven stories of resilience, determination, and the pursuit of equality. From the Indigenous Tongva women who shaped the region's landscape to the suffragists who fervently campaigned for women's voting rights in the early 20th century, women in Los Angeles have continually challenged societal norms and carved out spaces for their voices to be heard. Throughout the waves of migration and cultural shifts, women have been instrumental in shaping the city's identity, whether through their leadership in civil rights movements, their contributions to the entertainment industry, or their advocacy for marginalized communities. From labor leaders to trailblazers in the fields of science, art, and literature, Los Angeles has been a crucible for women who have defied expectations and reshaped history, leaving an indelible mark on the city's past, present, and future.

Join the conversation on social media by sharing your own stories about Women’s History by using #NHMLA and #WomensHistoryMonth.

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