Where To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Philadelphia

Celebrate with cool concerts, tours and more...

Throughout the month of March, museums and attractions in Philadelphia offer a wide variety of events to observe Women’s History Month.

Whether your interests lie in art, literature, politics, film, history, music or pop culture, you’ll have no shortage of ways to celebrate throughout the City of Brotherly – and Sisterly! – Love.

Read on for our guide to Women’s History Month events in Philadelphia.

Women's History Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Throughout the month, special programming at the Parkway Central Library will focus on female groundbreakers from the past, present and future. Check the full calendar online for details on lectures and events about women in politics, literature, art and leadership roles.

Women's History Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia

When:Throughout March
Where:Various locations including Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Cost:Varies

www.freelibrary.org

Women's History Month at the National Constitution Center

NationalConstitutionCenter-M.Kennedy-780uwPhoto By M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Visitors can participate in a variety of events at the NCC that honor women throughout March. Highlights include a workshop, which tells the story of women's suffrage through a modern pop hit; a women's-history-centric self-guided museum tour; and women's history trivia at the Giant Game Board.

Women's History Month at the National Constitution Center

When:Throughout March
Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost:$10 adult, $7.50 youth, active military and members free

www.constitutioncenter.org

Women's History Month at New Century Trust

New Century Trust, an organization that helps improve the status of women and girls in society, celebrates Women’s History Month with a slew of special programs throughout March. Upcoming events include an arts workshop, a supper club and a fundraiser cocktail party for the New Century Trust.

Women's History Month at New Century Trust

When:Throughout March
Where:New Century Trust, 1307 Locust Street
Cost:Varies

www.newcenturytrust.org

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection

The Brandywine River Museum of Art celebrates the work of female artists during a special lecture series on select Wednesdays this month. On Wednesday, March 15, attend a curator-led discussion about the life and work of Doris Lee, and on March 22, check out a discussion about Grandma Moses.

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection

When:Wednesdays March 15 and 22
Where:Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffmans Mill Road, Chadds Ford
Cost:$15 general admission, $10 for members

www.brandywine.org

Woodmere Art Museum's Friday Night Jazz: Sarah Vaughan and Eartha Kitt

Woodmere Art MuseumPhoto courtesy Woodmere Art Museum

As part of its Friday night jazz series, the Woodmere Art Museum celebrates the music created by and sung by two monumental female jazz musicians, Eartha Kitt and Sarah Vaughan. Guests of the event will enjoy some of their biggest hits performed by two local singers, Suzanne Burgess and Jackie Greggs.

Woodmere Art Museum's Friday Night Jazz: Sarah Vaughan and Eartha Kitt

When:Friday, March 10, 6-8 p.m.
Where:Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue
Cost:$22 per person, $12 for members, free for kids under 12

www.woodmereartmuseum.org

Women’s History Month in Historic Germantown

The sites of Historic Germantown celebrate Women’s History Month with a number of special events throughout March. Upcoming events include a show about a Civil War nurse, a discussion about the life of Juliette Gordon Low (who founded of the Girl Scouts) and more.

Women’s History Month in Historic Germantown

When:Throughout the month of March
Where:Various locations in Historic Germantown including Germantown Historical Society, 5501 Germantown Avenue
Cost:Varies

www.freedomsbackyard.com

Women’s Film Festival

The popular Women's Film Festival returns to a number of major arts institutions this month to celebrate the work of women in the film industry. This year's festival runs from March 16 to 19 at both the Kimmel Center and the Prince Theater.

Women’s Film Festival

When:March 16-19
Where:Various locations including Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:$8-$100

www.thewomensfilmfestival.org

The Electric Lady Series

Created by a group of like-minded women, including Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Sofiya Ballin, The Electric Lady Series takes its name from a song by Janelle Monae called Electric Lady that encourages women to be themselves and to be leaders. Close out Women's History Month with panels, parties and more with this uplifting series of events.

The Electric Lady Series

When:March 21-26
Where:Various locations including The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Varies

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2017 MOOREWOMENARTISTS: Women In Animation Film Festival

Moore College of Art & DesignPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Check out an impressive slate of animated films — all created by women — at the Women in Animation Film Festival at Moore College of Art and Design. The festival also includes meet-the-artists discussions, panel talks and more.

2017 MOOREWOMENARTISTS: Women In Animation Film Festival

When:March 23-26
Where:Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race Street
Cost:Free

www.moore.edu

Amplify! Black Women of the Movement Symposium at the African American Museum

AAMPPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

The African American Museum teams up with Independence National Historical Park and the Smithsonian Institute for a special symposium that honors the work of African-American women that is often overlooked. The symposium is free to attend.

Amplify! Black Women of the Movement Symposium at the African American Museum

When:Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:The African American Museum, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

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Classy Broads And Daring Dames at Laurel Hill Cemetery

At the historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, you can celebrate Women's History Month and learn about the city's history at a special Women's History Month event toward the end of March. A knowledgeable tour guide will lead guests around the cemetery and share stories of some of the most notable women buried at this Fairmount Park site.

Classy Broads And Daring Dames at Laurel Hill Cemetery

When:Saturday, March 25, 1 p.m.
Where:Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue
Cost:$15 general admission, $14 for students and seniors, $13 for members

www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org

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