Women's History Month
Upcoming Women's History Month Events
Women's History Month 2023 events have now passed. Thank you for joining us!
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
The Museum's new special exhibition is now open through November 26, 2023.
New Exhibit Now Open
In our newest special exhibition, the Museum introduces visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia during the American Revolution to become leaders in the abolition and women's suffrage movements. Forten's wife, Charlotte Vandine Forten, and his daughters played critical roles in the founding of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1833.
Join Hannah Wallace on March 12, 18, and 25 as she discusses the lives and legacies of Charlotte Vandine Forten and Charlotte L. Forten as part of our Meet the Revolution series.
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story
Explore the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away.
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807
Explore the Museum's When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 online exhibit to learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters.
Poll List Interactive
Explore nine poll lists featuring 163 women voters who cast ballots across New Jersey from 1800 to 1807. The poll lists suggest women’s political significance and participation in local, state, and federal elections in early New Jersey.
"Meet Elizabeth Freeman" Performance
View a 25-minute film of a one-woman theatrical performance based on the life of Elizabeth Freeman (also known as "Mumbet"), a woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won.
"Meet Rebecca VanDike" Performance
View a 25-minute film of a one-woman theatrical performance based on the life of Rebecca VanDike, an early woman voter in New Jersey.
Additional Digital Resources
Explore the Museum's Finding Freedom online interactive, which examines the stories Eve and Deborah as well as additional people of African descent in Virginia who followed different paths to freedom during the Revolutionary War. Their stories are also available to explore in the Museum via a touchscreen kiosk.
Abigail & John Adams
Read the book Abigail & John, the story of one of America’s most celebrated historical couples exploring Abigail's unique role in the nation's founding, written by David Bruce Smith alongside original illustrations by his mother, Clarice Smith.
Virtual Museum Tour
Explore other personal, often-unfamiliar stories of women during the Revolutionary era and the roles they played in the war effort. Learn about Deborah Squash, who ran away from Mount Vernon and sought protection with the British Army; Tyonajanegen (Two Kettles Together), an Oneida woman who played a key role in their nation’s decision to ally themselves with the American Revolutionaries and participated in the violent Battle of Oriskany during the Saratoga Campaign; Baroness Frederika von Riedesel, who recorded her journey and war-time experiences on the Saratoga campaign and as a prisoner-of-war in a detailed personal journal; and more.
Washington's War Tents
Learn more about Selina Gray, an enslaved woman at Arlington House, the home of Martha Washington's granddaughter Mary Custis Lee and Confederate General Robert E. Lee who saved Washington family heirlooms, including George Washington's Revolutionary War tent, from possible destruction by the occupying Union army during the Civil War.
Ways to Save
See and do more for less with discounted ticket prices, Museum Membership, and special deals.
Online Exclusive Ticket DiscountsAvailable with online purchase only
The Museum is currently offering two ticket discounts available with online purchase only, including a Family Four-Pack (two adult GA tickets and two youth GA tickets) for $55 as well as Adult GA tickets for $21 ($24 if purchased at the Museum)
Become a Member
Learn more about becoming a Museum Member at the level that is perfect for you or your family to get unlimited Museum access for a full year, discounted tickets to lectures and special events, invitations to Member-exclusive events, and so much more.
Ticket Discount Offer with AAMP
Visitors can save up to $6 per person when they get tickets to both the Museum and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), with reduced parking at AAMP available upon request. Discounts can be redeemed by showing museum ticket stubs at the front desk.
From the Museum Shop
Shop these staff picks from the Museum Shop for Women's History Month.
Abigail Adams "Remember the Ladies" Mug$23
This ceramic mug features Abigail Adams' famous "Remember the Ladies" — "Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors" — quote from her March 31, 1776 letter to her husband John.
"Created Equal" T-Shirt$27
This sunny yellow "Created Equal" cotton-blend, unisex t-shirt is sure to brighten your look as it reminds us all of the Revolutionary promises of the Declaration of Independence "that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
Forster Flag Tote Bag$30
Named after the family through which the original flag descended, the Forster flag is very likely one of the first efforts to depict the united colonies and later United States with stripes. This tote bag features the same color and pattern as the original on display at the Museum.