Honor the women of American history at the National Constitution Center's Women's History Month celebration, all March long. (Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)
For the entire month of March, the National Constitution Center is celebrating the women who helped make America what it is today.
Every day during the month of March, guests will be invited to explore the world of women’s history along with the National Constitution Center’s regular offerings.
And in honor of the lovely ladies of history, the museum will be open to the public for free on Sunday, March 24.
The month’s happenings consist of a number of events, interactive programs and special tours. All events are free with museum admission.
• The Philadelphia Girl Power show is an interactive show that features Philadelphia’s history-making women and famous female firsts in Philadelphia. Bet you didn’t know the first girl scout cookie sale happened in our fair city. Learn more quirky girl power facts at this 20-minute show.
• The First Ladies Show is another fun show available for your viewing. Guests will learn little known facts about America’s First Ladies and how their influence shaped our history.
• A self-guided tour will allow guests to take themselves around the NCC’s main exhibition The Story of We the People which focuses on big moments in women’s history.
The following two events are sold out, but will be streamed live at constitutioncenter.org and fora.tv :
• On Friday, March 1, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be in town discussing her new book, My Beloved World which tells the story of her climb from living in the projects in the Bronx, to now being the first Hispanic on the United States Supreme Court.
• On Friday, March 15, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to be appointed to the United State Supreme Court, will discuss her new book Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court and provide guests with her insiders view.
There’s a bunch of women-inspired programming available for you to check out for the whole month of March.
Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center
When: March 1-31
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost: Free with admission
More info: www.constitutioncenter.org