Women’s History Series
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. Tickets are available online and seating is limited. You may purchase tickets through the website or contact us at 215.848.1690/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Simply click on the links below to access a particular program’s webpage.
Our lineup for 2020 is filled with amazing women – many of them local to Philadelphia such as Maggie Kuhn and Caroline Earle White. Martha Keen, Wyck Horticulturist, will present an engaging lecture about women’s contribution to horticulture while highlighting some of the Horticultural Heroines who lived right here at Wyck!
And while women can celebrate 100 years of gaining the legal right to vote in 1920, it must be noted that many women were still not able to vote after the 19th Amendment passed. This is because some women were not considered American citizens (Native Americans), and women of color were often kept from the polls by threats and violence. On March 14, 2020, the 43rd Anniversary of her death, we will breathe life into the under told story of Fannie Lou Hamer, with a living history portrayal by actor Lenny Daniels. PLEASE NOTE: the March 14 program has been cancelled due to concerns about COVID – 19.
Vision 2020 is a national women’s equality initiative headquartered at Drexel University’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership. In the year 2020, Vision 2020 will lead Women 100: A Celebration of American Women to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: women’s right to vote. Throughout the year, Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, will be home to Vision 2020’s Women 100 programs and events, complemented by the work of Proud Partners — organizations committed to gender equality that have created their own programming in support of Women 100. Vision 2020 applauds Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, one of its Women 100 Proud Partners, on the organization’s commitment to advancing women’s equality and looks forward to its 2020 program. For more information or to get involved in Vision 2020’s Women 100, visit drexel.edu/vision2020.