Where To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Philadelphia

Exhibits, events, films and more throughout March...

Throughout the month of March, museums and attractions in Philadelphia salute women at a wide variety of events in observation of Women’s History Month.

From museum exhibits of work by female artists to The Women’s Film Festival to a graveside tour of some of the city’s most noteworthy historymakers, events of all sorts honor the occasion throughout the city.

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

Female-Focused Exhibits at The Galleries at the Moore College of Art & Design

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

Be sure to catch two female-focused exhibits at The Galleries at Moore before they close on March 17. Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond examines the work and influence of the feminist activist artist group. Ten Days Before Freedom, a Book of Hymns showcases a photographic installation by Kara Springer.

Female-Focused Exhibits at The Galleries at the Moore College of Art & Design

When:Through Saturday, March 17
Where:Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race Street
Cost:Free

www.moore.edu

Elizabeth Osborne: Animal Paintings and Watercolors at Woodmere Art Museum

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

For more than 50 years, respected artist Elizabeth Osborne has created engaging paintings. This exhibit highlights a lesser-known facet of her work, with pieces depicting cats, dogs and other household pets.

Elizabeth Osborne: Animal Paintings and Watercolors at Woodmere Art Museum

When:Through Sunday, June 24
Where:Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue
Cost:Included with museum admission: $10, adults; $7, seniors; free, kids)

www.woodmereartmuseum.org

Women's History Month at the National Constitution Center

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Head to the National Constitution Center for an interactive look at the women's suffrage movement and the Equal Rights Amendment, including a music video workshop inspired by Lady Gaga. Plus, the museum's Winter Warm Up Sale means discounted admission ($10 for adults, $7.50 for youths ages 6-18) all month long when tickets are purchased online.

Women's History Month at the National Constitution Center

When:Throughout March
Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost:Included with museum admission: $10, adults; $7.50, kids 6-18; free, kids 5 and under (online only)

www.constitutioncenter.org

Women's History Month in Historic Germantown

Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Sites throughout Historic Germantown celebrate women this month, including the Women's History Event at Historic Fair Hill (March 10), an examination of women and poetry from the 18th century through today at Stenton (March 3 and 17) and a tribute to Harriet Tubman, heroine of the Underground Railroad (March 17).

Women's History Month in Historic Germantown

When:Throughout March
Where:Venues throughout Historic Germantown
Cost:Varies by event

www.freedomsbackyard.com

New Exhibits at the Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross HousePhoto by M. Kennedy for Historic Philadelphia

Two new exhibits open at the Betsy Ross House on March 1. Stitching the Story Together: Betsy Ross and the American Flag offers an in-depth look into the life of the legendary seamstress, while Furnishing the Widow's Chamber recreates her work sewing bedroom decor for the widow who owned the building.

New Exhibits at the Betsy Ross House

When:Opens March 1
Where:Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street
Cost:Included with admission: $5-7, adults; $4-6, kids, seniors and students)

www.historicphiladelphia.org

Women's History Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Photo courtesy Free Library of Philadelphia

Several branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia host special programming in honor of Women's History Month. Events include a screening of Sarah Polley's Away From Her (March 28) and a two-part lecture series on preserving the lesbian legacy (March 26-27).

Women's History Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia

When:March 5-28 (select dates)
Where:Various locations including Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Cost:Free

www.freelibrary.org

Magical & Real: The Life and Work of Henriette Wyeth Lecture at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Her father (N.C. Wyeth) and brother (Andrew Wyeth) enjoy widespread name recognition, but Henriette Wyeth was an accomplished artist in her own right. Learn about her life and work during this lecture by Michener Art Museum curator Kristen M. Jensen.

Magical & Real: The Life and Work of Henriette Wyeth Lecture at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

When:Wednesday, March 7, 11 a.m.
Where:Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffmans Mill Road, Chadds Ford
Cost:$15 per person

www.brandywine.org

Women in Horticulture at Temple Ambler Arboretum

Temple Ambler Arboretum presents an evening with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Karyl Evans. Evans will screen her documentary The Life and Gardens of BEATRIX FARRAND, which chronicles the life of the prolific landscape architect. A Q-and-A will take place after the film.

Women in Horticulture at Temple Ambler Arboretum

When:Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Where:Temple Ambler Arboretum, 580 Meetinghouse Road
Cost:$30 per person

ambler.temple.edu

The Women's Film Festival

The Women's Film Festival returns for a fourth year, highlighting female-centric films as well as strong women producers, directors and actors. The opening night celebration of Savannah Bloch's And Then There Was Eve will kick off the festival at the Kimmel Center, with screenings and events throughout the week at venues across the city.

The Women's Film Festival

When:March 16-24
Where:Various locations including the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:Varies by event

www.thewomensfilmfestival.org

Women in Science Day at The Franklin Institute

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Celebrate Women in Science Day at The Franklin Institute with hands-on activities, meet-and-greets with female scientists and a presentation from South Korea's first astronaut, Yi So-yeon.

Women in Science Day at The Franklin Institute

When:Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:Included with museum admission: $23, adults; $19, kids 3-11; free, kids under 3)

www.fi.edu

Classy Broads and Daring Dames: The Ladies of North Laurel Hill at Laurel Hill Cemetery

On this guided tour, visitors to Laurel Hill Cemetery can honor some of the most interesting and influential women laid to rest in the landmark burial ground. Guests will learn about a famous publisher, a Revolutionary War patriot and other female historymakers.

Classy Broads and Daring Dames: The Ladies of North Laurel Hill at Laurel Hill Cemetery

When:Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m.
Where:Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue
Cost:$15 per person

www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org

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