Women's History Month
Celebrate Revolutionary women and unsung Revolutionaries throughout Women's History Month with the Museum this March. In the Museum’s galleries and through special virtual events for all ages, experience a fuller and more inclusive history of the nation’s beginnings.
Women's History Month Events
Browse a selection of special on-site and online events for all ages, including a Read the Revolution Speaker Series discussion, a choral world premiere, an Artisan Workshop, and more.
Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Cassandra GoodMarch 9, 2021 from 6-7:15 p.m.
Artisan Workshop Stitch-In: Make an Embroidered Pin CushionMarch 10 & 17, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Women’s Lives in Revolutionary America: A Teaching Exploration with Historian Karin WulfMarch 11, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
History Explorers Club: Spies of the RevolutionMarch 20, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Museum for a family-friendly History Explorers Club to learn about the spies of the American Revolution, including Agent 355, a woman who was a spy in the Culper Ring, and discover who they were and all the ways they operated undercover.
Making the Revolution RelevantMarch 23, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
"Remember the Ladies": The World Premiere of a New Choral Work by Dr. Melissa DunphyMarch 25, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story
Whether you are at the Museum or online, 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, 1776-1807Open through April 25, 2021
Now in it's final month, don’t miss the Museum’s special exhibition exploring the stories of the women and people of color who first pioneered the vote in the Revolutionary era. Integrated with the Museum’s core galleries, it is included with regular Museum admission and connected with a free audio tour.
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807Now available to explore online!
Explore the Museum's new When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 virtual exhibit to learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters.
"Meet Elizabeth Freeman" Performance
Online or daily at the Museum, view a new 25-minute film of a one-woman theatrical performance based on the life of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, a woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won. The film is shown in the Museum’s Lenfest-Myer Theater. Ask the Guest Services front desk for viewing times.
"Meet Rebecca VanDike" Performance
Online or daily at the Museum, view a new 25-minute film of a one-woman theatrical performance based on the life of Rebecca VanDike, an early woman voter in New Jersey. The film is shown in the Museum’s Lenfest-Myer Theater. Ask the Guest Services front desk for viewing times.
From the Museum Shop
Shop these staff picks from the Museum Shop for Women's History Month.
Abigail Adams "Remember the Ladies" Mug
"Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors." - Abigail Adams
This ceramic mug features Abigail Adams's famous "Remember the Ladies" quote from her March 31, 1776 letter to her husband John. The original letter is currently on loan from Massachusetts Historical Society and on display in the Museum's special exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807, through April 25, 2021.
Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy RingBy Enigma Alberti & Laura Terry
The Spy on History series meets the American Revolution, with the story of Anna Strong of the Culper Spy Ring, the circle of spies recruited by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Readers will crack the code using spycraft tools included in the book, while they read about Anna and the thrilling spy experience that influenced the birth of our country. In a story of suspense and intrigue, Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring explores a little-known chapter of American history — and offers readers a mystery of their own to solve!
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our NationBy Cokie Roberts
An intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it. While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps.
Plenty of Space for Better Understanding
Experience the Museum’s clean, uncrowded galleries with new limited visitor capacity and enhanced health and safety procedures.
Health & Safety Protocols
Learn more about the rigorous health and safety measures in place to ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience for all, including reduced capacity, advance online ticket purchasing, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols.Learn More