Women’s History Series: Juliette Gordon Low

March 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
6026 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
$20; Friends of Wyck $15; Students under 25 $10
Mariel Rosati, Development and Programs Manager

“Don’t let’s Forget the GirCarol Spacht as Juliette Gordon Lowls…”

Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts, always remembered that scouting is first and foremost about the girls!  One hundred years later, how does scouting differ from when it first began? We learned about the early days of the Girl Scouts from “Daisy” herself, when she visited Wyck on March 11, 2017.

After the program, we invite you to stay, enjoy some light refreshments, share ideas about the program and learn more about the women of Wyck!  This program is intended for all ages, but is especially geared toward young audiences.

Juliette Gordon Low was portrayed by Carol Spacht, who appears weekly as Betsy Ross at the Betsy Ross House for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.  Carol often performs in the Philadelphia region, presenting interactive educational programs at schools, libraries and civic organizations. She studied theatre at Villanova University, graduated with highest honors from Eastern University, and authored Whitpaine’s Creek, a commissioned project on early Pennsylvania history. As an historic interpreter, Carol also portrays Martha Washington, Hannah Penn, Juliette Gordon Low, and delights the smallest of children as Mother Goose.  Additionally, Carol and her husband Dave operate Spacht Sawmill, specializing in Pennsylvania hardwoods.

The Juliette Gordon Low program was presented at Wyck, inspired by the legacy of Wyck’s own Jane Bowne Haines II, who founded the Pennsylvania School of  Horticulture for Women in 1910.  The entire Women’s History Series at Wyck is presented in honor of the wondrous women who called Wyck home between 1690-1973, to continue their legacy of innovation, education and equality.

Thank you to those who joined us on March 11, 2017.  Here are some photos from the program: