Event Announcement

CH24 Event Information and Logistics

Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming Commonwealth Heroines 2024 Celebration at the Massachusetts Statehouse. Information regarding parking, where to find the event, and more can be found below. 


  • 11:00am – 11:30am: Check-in  
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Welcome & Opening Remarks  
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Award Ceremony  
  • 1:05pm – 1:15pm: Announcement of MCSW Scholarship Winners 
  • 1:15pm – 2:30: Group Photo at Grand Staircase & Just Desserts Reception in Great Hall of Flags 

Event Information & Additional Logistics:  

  • Due to room capacity, only two guests are allowed for each Commonwealth Heroine. Make sure you and your guest/s have RSVP’d!  
  • If you’re joining us in person, be sure you bring a photo ID! You will not be able to enter the Statehouse without one. Minors under the age of 18 are exempt. 
  • If you’re not able to join us in person, please fill out our form with your physical address so we can mail your award to you.  
  • Watch Online: This event will be livestreamed via our YouTube and Facebook channels – share with friends and family unable to join you in the room! 
  • Food: Please eat breakfast before you arrive. There will be a “just desserts” reception with tea, coffee, and pastries after the event. 
  • Photos: Call time for photos with legislators and other dignitaries in attendance during the program will be from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Gardner Auditorium, and after the program from 1:30-2:30pm at the Grand Staircase. 
  • Dress Code: We welcome everyone to please come dressed in whatever makes you feel beautiful and empowered. 
  • App: Eventbrite might prompt you to download an app. Please rest assured that this is not required on our end. Once you RSVP, we’ll be able to check you in by name or email without an app. 

Parking & Accessibility Information:  

  • There is no parking available directly at the Massachusetts State House, although there are plenty of nearby parking options listed here under “Parking.” 
  • Things to note: The Ashburton Park Entrance on Bowdoin Street is the handicap accessible entrance for the State House. Find more accessibility information regarding restrooms and entrances here under “Accessibility.” 
  • An ASL interpreter will be present at the event. If you require additional language or interpretation services, please indicate your need upon registration. 

Where to go once inside the Statehouse:  

  • After you go through security at the Hooker Entrance, turn right and head to the basement to find the Gardner Auditorium (level GA on the elevators). 
  • Signage and MCSW ushers will be placed throughout the Statehouse to assist – just ask!  

For more information on the MCSW 2024 Commonwealth Heroines Celebration, visit our website or email MCSW@mass.gov.