March 4

Suffragist Jeanette Rankin elected to U.S. House of Representatives

March 4, 1917

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Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address

March 4, 1865

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Lincoln's first inaugural address

March 4, 1861

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Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins becomes the first woman cabinet officer

March 4, 1933

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Mardi Gras

March 4, 2014

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  • The Meaning Behind the Mask
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    The Meaning Behind the Mask

    Students explore the cultural significance of masks, discuss the use of masks in stories, and then investigate the role masks play in ceremonies and on special occasions in various African cultures.

  • What Masks Reveal
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    What Masks Reveal

    Explore the cultural significance of masks by investigating the role they play in ceremonies and on special occasions in societies from widely separated regions of the world.