Celebrate Women’s History Month in Philadelphia with These 7 Events

Nizah Morris by Marisa Velázquez-Rivas

March is Women’s History Month, and Philadelphia offers plenty of exciting opportunities for college students and recent graduates to learn, shop, and snack in celebration! Keep reading for some of the ways you can celebrate Women’s History Month right here in Philly.

 

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1. Attend Women Mean Business: Rock Your Revenue Seminar

What: Looking to hear from some of Philadelphia’s top women entrepreneurs and business owners? Attend the Women Mean Business Panel on March 26th! The event will feature inspiring panelists eager to share their experiences and wisdom as women in business. Light refreshments will also be provided for attendees. 

When: March 26 from 6-9pm 

Where: 1919 East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia PA 19148

How much: $10 for all attendees

Photo Credit:Philadelphia Inquirer

2. Women’s History Month Pop Ups at Kimpton Hotel Palomar 

What: The Kimpton Palomar, a beautiful hotel located in Rittenhouse Square, hosts a different Philadelphia-based, woman-owned business every Tuesday during March. At 5pm come out to the hotel for a social hour and to shop locally while supporting women-owned businesses. Spoil yourself with lovely flower art from Pressed with Pride (March 5), add new pieces to your jewelry collection from Lily Lough (March 12), treat yourself to self-care from Gold + Water Co (March 19), and bring home a gift for the four-legged friends in your life from ANIMA Natural Pet (March 26). Happy shopping! 

When: Every Tuesday of March (March 5, 12, 19, & 26) starting at 5pm 

Where: 117 South 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

How much: FREE to attend!

 

Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño

3. Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy at the Fabric Workshop and Museum

What: This exhibition at The Fabric Workshop & Museum in Market East sheds light on an organization critical to the women’s rights movement yet unknown to most. Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy is an exhibition, lecture, and discussion series, explores the complex personal, political, and professional relationships facilitated by the 20th-century secret feminist debate society Heterodoxy. 

When: Now through June 2, 2024

Where: 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

How much: Admission is FREE with a suggested donation of $5. All ages are welcome.

Photo Credit: National Constitution Center

4. Celebrate Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center 

What: To commemorate women winning the right to vote, The 19th Amendment exhibition introduces museum-goers to key women, moments, and milestones in the fight for women’s suffrage, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells. There are nearly 100 artifacts on display, including a rare printing of the Declaration of Sentiments from the first women’s convention at Seneca Falls, a ballot box used to collect women’s votes in the late 1800s, and Pennsylvania’s ratification copy of the 19th Amendment.

When: All year long

Where: 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

How much: $15 for students with valid student ID; FREE to explore online.

Photo Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer 

5. Visit The Colored Girls Museum 

What: Founded by Vashti DuBois in 2015, the Colored Girl Museum honors the stories and experiences of Colored Girls. Exhibits including their newest addition, Sit a Spell: An Invitation and Invocation, tell the story of what life in America has been like and what it is currently like for Black girls and women. The museum highlights the triumphs and history of Black women, and is a true celebration of womanhood during Women’s History Month!

When: Saturdays and Sundays all year long- book your visit here!

Where: 4613 Newhall St, Philadelphia PA 19144

How much: $10 for students with a valid ID

Photo Credit: Visit Philly

6. Visit the Betsy Ross House 

What: Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Betsy Ross House with special events all month long! Free and ticketed events include Storytelling Sundays, Meet the Women of the Betsy Ross House, Meet the Women of the 18th Century, and A Crafternoon with Wilson & Claypoole. For more information on each event click here!

When: Various events at different dates and times, Open daily for self-guided tours from 10am-5pm. 

Where: 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

How much: FREE

Photo Credit: Museum of American Revolution

7. Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Museum of American Revolution

What: Celebrate Revolutionary women and unsung Revolutionaries throughout Women’s History Month with the Museum of American Revolution this March. Take part in the various activities and special programming including pop-up art-making activities and screenings of theatrical performances telling the life stories of women like Elizabeth Freeman, an enslaved woman who sued for her freedom, and Rebecca VanDike, one of the earliest women to ever vote in America. Don’t miss the museum’s newest exhibit Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent, which highlights the stories of several women who helped to shepherd the revolutionary relic through history.

When: Open daily from 10am-5pm. View special programming and events here!

Where: 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

How much: $19 for students with a valid student ID.

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There are so many programs, events, and exhibitions (and more!) to check out in Philly to support and celebrate Women’s History Month this March, and we were so excited to share just a few highlights with you. Learn more about Women’s History Month, its history, and how to get involved in your community here!
PLUS—support Woman-owned businesses ALL YEAR LONG, with our Philly Guide2Goods. Check it out here!

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