March is Women's History Month, and you know what that means: tons of great events for learning about, networking with and honoring women. Check out the region's best female-oriented parties, panels and plays happening all month.
All month long, "meet" the women who helped shape Colonial Philadelphia, from dressmakers to business owners. Don't miss a special female-focused "Once Upon a Nation" storytelling on Sunday, March 8.
Through Sunday, March 29
11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free with admissionBetsy Ross House
239 Arch St.
Constitutional law expert Cary Franklin, women’s history scholar Alice Kessler-Harris and American legal history professor Serena Mayeri discuss second-wave feminism. Bring your own lunch to this intense chat.
Wednesday, March 4
Noon | Free, reservations recommendedNational Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Meredith Megan Rebar of Home Brewed Events
and Christina Burris of Saint Benjamin Brewing teach guests about the brewing process while they create a collaborative brew, Unite Pale Ale. Sample Saint Benjamin brews and raise money for the Pink Boots Society
Mt. Airy Art Garage and Moore College of Art & Design have teamed up for a special exhibit exploring gender and identity called "Gender Weave."
The free exhibit runs all month, but for this day, MAAG will bring together artists, scholars and writers to discuss gender, sexuality and social norms.
Do a little networking at this lunch and panel discussion about the state of women in financial services. The panel includes women from Wells Fargo, Montgomery County Foundation, Stith & Associates and The American College.
Wednesday, March 11
11 a.m.-2 p.m. | $10 for WIFS members, $25 for non-membersMontgomery County Foundation
4 Sentry Parkway East, Suite 302, Blue Bell, Montgomery County
Historians bring to life two very important local women: Eliza Sproat Turner, suffragist and founder of New Century Trust, and Elizabeth E. Hutter, founder of Northern Home for Friendless Children. Tea and snacks will be provided.
Saturday, March 14
2 p.m. | Suggested donation $3
Join this event to learn about three important female preservationists: Mary Chew, Sarah Logan Wister Starr and Elizabeth Dwayne Gillespie. Presentations on each woman will be followed by a roundtable discussion.
Sunday, March 15
1-4 p.m. | Free, registration requestedStenton
4601 N. 18th St.
This annual panel gathers women in the STEM fields to talk about the industry and promote diversity within it. WHYY's Taunya English will moderate a chat with representatives from The Franklin Institute, PharmaCadence Analytical Services, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and
UTC Aerospace Systems.
Discuss Karen Bojar's latest book "Feminism in Philadelphia: The Glory Years: 1968-1982," which tracks Philly's second-wave feminism movement. Bojar is the former president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Thursday, March 19
5:30 p.m. | Suggested donation $3
This walking tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery will explore the stories of some of the famous, pioneering women buried there, like a Revolutionary War lady patriot and Ben Franklin's great-granddaughter. The tour ends with a toast to history's great women.
Saturday, March 21
1 p.m. | $12, $10 for students and seniorsLaurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
Mark the 35th anniversary of the Women's History Movement by sharing stories, dancing and networking with other women thanks to this OMART Women's Connection workshop.
Sunday, March 22
3-7 p.m. | $137
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport
9000 Bartram Ave.
Elizabeth Rainer performs this one-act play about a woman who campaigns for the 19th Amendment and meets important suffragists along the way.
Monday, March 23
12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. | $5New Century Trust1307 Locust St.(215) 735-7593
Join Global Citizen
at the Scottish Rite House senior housing center for educational games and activities with SRH residents. Volunteers are asked to help set up and break down the event.
Thursday, March 26
12:30-2:30 p.m. | Free admission
1525 Fitzwater St.
Producer Lauren Katz Smith screens new documentary "The Women of Philadelphia."
The film tells the true stories of the women who shaped and helped build this city.
Monday, March 30
6:30 p.m. | Suggested donation $3New Century Trust
1307 Locust St.