Women’s History Month 2019
Throughout March, the National Constitution Center will host a variety of special programs in honor of Women’s History Month. In the museum’s main exhibit, The Story of We the People, visitors can discover defining moments in women’s history, and then test their knowledge at the Center’s giant game board activity. Visitors can also participate in a fun and educational music video workshop that looks at the Women’s Suffrage Movement, inspired by the music of Lady Gaga. Artifact highlights include a collection of items from the movement for women’s suffrage and the effort to pass an Equal Rights Amendment.
The National Constitution Center will also host one of its popular Girl Scout Days on March 9. Girl Scouts can participate in fun and engaging programs designed to meet requirements for their Citizen Legacy Badge.
Program times will vary daily. Please check the Visitor Guide upon arrival for that day’s show times.
Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage”
History gets a hip twist in this interactive show. Visitors can 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 visitors will take a closer look at the lyrics and references in the video to learn more about the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Women’s History Self-Guided Tour
Visitors can pick up a flier at the Information Desk to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in women’s history, featuring:
- One-of-a-kind artifacts that give a glimpse into the daily lives of the 18th-century women who once called the museum’s block home.
- World War II-era artifacts, including a U.S. Women’s Army Corps ”Hobby Hat”, that highlights the role women played in the war effort.
- A plate that reads “Votes for Women” alongside exhibits that highlight the women’s suffrage movement.
- Equal Rights Amendment button from the 1970s.
- The American National Tree, highlighting groundbreaking women such as Alice Paul, Betty Ford, and Dr. Mary E. Walker (the only American woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor).
Giant Game Board Activity
As part of the Center’s interactive daily programming in March, visitors can test their knowledge of women’s history.
Special Event: Girl Scout Day
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, March 9
Girl Scouts from Brownies to Seniors will participate in programs and workshops that explore the ins and outs of our government, elections, and jury system, all designed to meet requirements for their Citizen Legacy Badge. Girls of all ages will also have the opportunity to explore women’s history with trivia games and a one-of-a-kind music video workshop. During these special programs, scouts will journey back in time to learn about our nation’s greatest women heroes, from suffragists to Supreme Court justices. All scouts will receive a National Constitution Center Scout Day Fun Patch.
Online Resource: Interactive Constitution
The National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution explores the 19th Amendment, which ensured that the right to vote could not be denied on the basis of sex, with in-depth essays written by top scholars Nancy Gertner and Gail Heriot.