Celebrate Women’s History Month in Philadelphia

March is Women’s History Month, and Philadelphia has several ways to honor and celebrate, including museum exhibitions, murals in honor of influential women, special events, and more, including several ways to feast on menus in women’s restaurants across the city. .

Honor Harriet Tubman at the Philadelphia City Hall

Journey to Freedom on a view outside the Philadelphia City Hall. Photo by J. Ryan for PHLCVB.

Celebrating Black History Month and Women’s History Month, as well as in honor of its 200th anniversary, Journey to Freedom dedicated to iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The 9-foot-tall sculpture can be found on the North Apron of Philadelphia City Hall. The statue shows a brave Tubman leading a young girl. Tubman found refuge in Philadelphia after she escaped from slavery. She used the network of houses and churches of the Underground in Philadelphia to release nearly 70 people. Journey to Freedom will stand until the end of March to honor Tubman’s legacy.

Honor women throughout history at the house of Betsy Ross

Photo courtesy of Betsy Ross House.

The former home of Betsy Ross, which is believed to have sewn the first American flag dedicated to women’s history. The Betsy Ross House in the Old Town takes Fr. a series of programs during March talking about the contribution of women in early America. March 5, 2022 guests will have the opportunity Meet the women at Betsy Ross’ house. During this event, guests will meet the rich farm of Betsy Hannah Litgov, as well as meet Betsy herself in two stages of her life: the young Betsy Ross and Betsy Ashburn. On March 12, 2022, Girl Scout founder Juliet Gordon Lowe will give guests The story of the Girl Scouts lesson and tell them the story of how she started the movement 110 years ago. A Once Upon A Nation Storyteller will also tell short stories about the success of Girl Scouts. Francis Harper – an abolitionist, suffragette and one of the first African-American women published in the United States – appears at the house of Betsy Ross on March 19, 2022. Then on March 26, 2022, Elizabeth Drinker, a famous Quaker woman, will greet guests and share how it was to live in Philadelphia in 1777. During March, Sundays for storytelling in the house of Betsy Ross will cover the contribution of women to the history of our country. For more information and to plan a visit to Betsy Ross’ home, Click here.

Visit exhibitions in honor of women at local museums

When Women Lost Their Voice: A Revolutionary History, 1776-1807. Photo courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution.

Several local museums have exhibits featuring works by women artists and profiling key moments in women’s history in the United States. The National Constitutional Center 19th Amendment: how women won the election tells of the women’s movement for suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment with nearly 100 artifacts throughout the 3,000-square-foot gallery. On view at st Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Women on the Move: 150 Years of Women’s Art Networks at PAFA explores the art networks of women artists who have been exhibiting, studying and teaching at PAFA since its founding in 1805 until the end of World War II and Joan Zemmel: Skin in the game emphasizes the pioneering artist’s groundbreaking paintings, including her feminist art and activism that define the movement. The Museum of the American Revolution shares a little-known story of the period between 1776 and 1807 when women (and free colored men) could legally vote in New Jersey, and that led to this right eventually being lost in online the exhibit is called When Women Lost the Voice: A Revolutionary Story. Other virtual exhibits from Rosenbach and Brandywine River Art Museum also available. For more exhibits that can be viewed now, Click here.

I will book a room in a new hotel in a historic iconic building, which once housed one of the oldest and most famous organizations for the empowerment of women

Surround yourself with history at The Guild House Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Philadelphia. Photo by J. Lemana.

The Guild House Hotel opened inside the former home of the New Century Guild, one of the country’s oldest and most famous women’s organizations. The boutique hotel has 12 stylish suites in a restored Victorian era, close to the restaurants and shop windows of West Washington Square. Each suite is inspired by the leaders of the New Century Guild and designed by the women’s interior design studio ROHE Creative from Philadelphia. The Guild House also prominently showcases the products of local women’s businesses throughout the property, such as coffee from Sip & Sonder and bath products Fork and melon. To learn more about The Guild House Hotel as well as other new hotels in Philadelphia, Click here.

Have lunch and drinks in women’s restaurants, bars and breweries

Philadelphia’s culinary scene is crowded with women’s and women’s snacks, and many are now open to takeaway, delivery, and a dining room on site. One such option includes Bridget Foy along South Street, recently reopened with a new dining room, bar, menu and more after the devastating 2017 fire. Rittenhouse-zone options include El Mercuryspecializing in Central American street food, Ellen Yin’s a.kitchen and Amy Alexi Love. In South Philadelphia, look for the recognized Tin near the Italian market or Essen’s Bakery and River Twice in Pasyunka Square. Don’t miss the Argentine menu Cafe Jezebel in Western Philadelphia. Other eateries owned and operated by women in Philadelphia include: REX in Royal, Cafe Ynezand Sor Ynez. To buy beer, visit breweries owned by women Triple bottom brewing and Love City Brewing in the Spring Arts District, and Philadelphia Brewing Company – one of the oldest and largest breweries in the city – is located in Kensington. For wine, consider stopping Jet Wine Bar on South Street. To learn more about the many women who are salespeople in history Market Terminals Readingplan a tour with a woman Taste Branch Food Tours.

For more restaurants owned by women in Philadelphia, see Visit Philly’s here.

Support sisterly love through local activities

union, Sisterly loveconsists of women restaurateurs across Philadelphia – including Ellen Yin, Nicole Marquis, Jen Carroll, Bridget Foy, Jezebel Correaga and others – collaborating in local events including pop-up food fairs, discussions and more. The Sisterly Love Food Fair, which takes place every weekend in various parts of Philadelphia, such as The main farmers market, contains items from women’s restaurants, bakeries and more. To learn more about some women restaurateurs who bring new tastes, ideas and cultures to Philadelphia’s famous culinary scene, Click here.

Shop at women’s boutiques, shops and businesses

Co-founders of the Philadelphia Independents are Tiffika Benz, Ashley Peel and Jennifer Right. Photo by M. Grudzinski.

Philadelphia has an impressive collection of women-owned businesses, including many boutiques and storefronts to support during Women’s History Month (and beyond). Buy fashionable styles without taxes Joan Shep on Chestnut Street near Rittenhouse. Browse quirky gifts, household items and more Open Day or a jewelry and accessories store of its related store, Verde – both were found on 13th Street in Gaibarod and belong to local entrepreneurs Marcy Terney and Valerie Saffron. Novice chefs can stock up on quality kitchen utensils in the historic Italian market in Fante’s Shop kitchen. Philadelphia Independents the Old Town sells locally produced Philadelphia-style items such as pillows, candles, postcards and more. To get even more gifts and essentials, visit Opportunity along East Passionk Avenue in South Philadelphia or A little apple on the main street in Manayunk.

Explore murals in honor of or created by women

Peace is a Haiku Song © Philadelphia City Painting Program, 2012 / Josh Sarantis and Paris Stansel, 1425 Christian Street. Photo by S. Veinik.

Philadelphia is home to more than 4,000 frescoes, many women artists have or have honored influential women throughout history. On the side of the building of the Guild of the New Century – now the house of Guild House Hotel and was once home to one of the country’s oldest and most famous women’s organizations – and part of it Fresco mile, Women in the process serves as a tribute to unnamed and little-recognized women in history. Singer, songwriter and godmother of soul, native of Philadelphia, Patti Labelle, awarded a large mural in West Philadelphia. At 1415 Christian Street in South Philadelphia, Peace is a haiku song honors poet and activist Sonia Sanchez, as well as a haiku written by Maya Angela. To have more paintings in honor of women, Click here.

Philadelphia also exhibits many works of art created by women, including Muses of Philadelphia Meg Saligman, Convergence Rebecca Ratstein, Untitled Amy Sherald and Assembling a prism the creative duo of Jesse and Katie, and these are just a few.

Discover the “bad” women of Philadelphia’s past

The Badass Women of Philadelphia walking tour of Beyond the Bell Tours covers influential women in Philadelphia history, including several artists such as Anne Northrup, who created the Pride and Progress mural in West Washington Square. Photo by L. Hill (photo 2019).

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning more about the influential women of Philadelphia’s past on Beyond the Bell Tours’ A historic tour for women in Philadelphia. During the tour you will discover interesting details of women pioneers in the history of Philadelphia, including William Penn’s wife, Hannah Calowhill Penn, who ruled Pennsylvania for 14 years after her husband’s illness and death, making her the first and only official woman leader. the state. The tour also covers women artists, activists, doctors, politicians and more, all of whom have left a lasting legacy in the city. To learn more and book a private tour, Click here.

The photo on the cover is provided by the House of Betsy Ross and historic Philadelphia.

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