Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. Participate in an array of activities including the new program Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage,” which uses a hit pop song to tell the story of women’s suffrage. Then, take a self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women’s history. Artifact highlights include a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women’s suffrage.
As part of Women’s History Month and the National Constitution Center’s 10th anniversary celebration, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Sandra Day O’Connor will join the Center to discuss their experiences serving on the nation’s highest court.
Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center is generously underwritten by PwC, the Center’s official diversity partner.
Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage”
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
History gets a hip twist in this interactive show! Watch Soomo Publishing’s historical, hysterical take on Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video—redone to tell the story of the women’s suffrage movement. Then take a closer look at the lyrics and references in the video to learn more about the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Tales of the ’20s
12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Visitors can head to the re-created speakeasy inside American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition and listen as our education staff serves up great stories from the Prohibition era, including the origin of the powder room and the story of Bessie Smith.
Women’s History Self-Guided Tour
Pick up a handy flier at our Information Desk to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in women’s history, featuring:
Giant Game Board Activity
Available during regular museum hours
Grand Hall Overlook
As part of our interactive daily programming in March, test your knowledge of women’s history at our Giant Game Board.
Women of Power
Advance reservations required: Call 215.409.6800
$14 per person (includes museum admission)
Grades 3 – 12
The Women of Power show celebrates extraordinary American women who fought for freedom and equality, including Deborah Sampson, Dolley Madison, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Through an interactive, “Guess Who?”-style game (and even some costumes to try on!), the show explores the changing roles of women throughout American history with a special emphasis on the passage of the 19th Amendment. Students will also join in a guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition that highlights the achievements of American women. Teachers will receive pre- and post-lesson plans.
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Gather ’round and hear stories from beloved books about women’s history, such as A is for Abigail, Mama Went to Jail for the Vote, and You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!
Women’s History Make and Take Stations
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Main Staircase, Grand Hall Lobby
At this hands-on craft station, make women’s history-themed projects, including refrigerator magnets highlighting heroines like Alice Paul and Susan B. Anthony.
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106