Women’s History Series at Wyck

Celebrate Women’s History Month at Wyck!

In 2017, Wyck presented its first series of women’s history programs.  Inspired by the wondrous women of Wyck, we strive to continue their legacy of innovation, education and equality.   Please click on the links below to learn more about the 2019 series and purchase tickets.  Seating is limited.   You may purchase tickets online, or contact us at 215.848.1690/ info@wyck.org to purchase tickets.

Saturday, March 16, 2:00-3:30pm – Reading Between the Threads: Explorations into the Language of Women’s Textiles

sconce and sewing materials

It can be difficult to access women’s viewpoints in Early North American history, but textiles, needlepoint, medical texts, and recipe books provide unique insights. With these two, back-to-back lectures, Wyck invites you to consider how women made masterful use of material culture to assert their opinions and to improve their experiences throughout history.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.  Tickets for Reading Between the Threads are $20; Friends of Wyck $15; students under 25 $10.  This program is recommended for ages 10 and older, but all ages are welcome.

Saturday, March 23, 2:00-3:45 –Remembering the Women of Slavery, Lest We Forget

Sparks and Ragsdale

Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of thoughtful consideration of the lives of women who lived through enslavement in America.  The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience highlights and heightens public awareness of the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and the life of one of the 19th century’s most celebrated figures:  Harriet Tubman.

After the Harriet Tubman Experience, guests will have the opportunity to hear Gwen Ragsdale, curator of Germantown’s Lest We Forget Slavery Museum, read a selection from her fascinating and highly relevant book, Peculiar Relationships: A Fictional Novel That Describes the Evolving Relationships Between Black Women and White Women from Slavery to Current Day (2014).

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.  Tickets for Remembering the Women of Slavery are $25; Friends of Wyck $20; Students under 25 $10.  This program is strongly recommended for ages 9 and older.