Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March 2015

AT THE MUSEUM

Admission: Programs FREE with museum admission

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.

Special Events

The Supreme Court and Second-Wave Feminism
March 4, 2015, 12 p.m.    
Free
In celebration of Women’s History Month, explore the parallels between second-wave feminism and the Supreme Court cases of that time with constitutional law expert Cary Franklin, leading women’s history scholar Alice Kessler-Harris, and American legal history professor Serena Mayeri.  In partnership with Vision 2020


Girl Scout Day
March 28, 2015, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Scouts: $14, Adults: $12, one free Scout leader for every 10 Scouts
The National Constitution Center is the best place for Girl Scouts to discover more about American history, government, and citizenship! Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more, all while meeting legacy badge or journey requirements!
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Daily Programs
Please Note: Programs are subject to change on March 14 and 28

Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage”
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.
Watch the video and download our handy analysis sheet!
 
Women’s History Self-Guided Tour
Available during regular museum hours
Pick up a handy flier at our Information Desk to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in women’s history, featuring:
•    The American National Tree, featuring such groundbreaking women as Alice Paul, Betty Ford, and Dr. Mary E. Walker (the only American woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor)
•    A letter written by Susan B. Anthony and other artifacts from the women’s suffrage movement
•    Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme Court robe
•    Equal Rights Amendment button from the 1970s
 
Giant Game Board Activity
As part of our interactive daily programming in March, test your knowledge of women’s history at our Giant Game Board.

School Group Packages

Women in History
Advance reservations required: Call 215.409.6800
$14 per person (includes museum admission)
The Women in History 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.

You can also bring the Women in History Show to your school through our Traveling History and Civics Program.  For more information, call Group Sales at 215.409.6800.
 
 

 

IN THE CLASSROOM

Honor the women who took a stand for freedom with the Center’s classroom resources.

Download March’s Civics in Literature Lesson: Women’s History Month

Lesson Plans

Activities

Games

Traveling History & Civics Program