Women’s History Month Events Take Over Arch, OCH in March

Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley

Women’s History Month kicks of March 1, and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is spotlighting the historic contributions of women who shaped the history of the United States with free programs all month long.

“Do You Know Any Women Like These?” special exhibit will on display in the Museum of Westward Expansion and depicts how 19th-century women of the American Frontier embodied similar characteristics to those of today’s women. Also, visitors can take part in a special scavenger hunt, where they will explore history and search for clues about women in the west in the Museum of Westward Expansion. All are welcome to participate, and scavenger hunt programs are available at the information desk.

Other special film series and ranger programs include:

Women’s History Month Film Series at the Museum of Westward Expansion: Each of the following films will be shown in the special exhibits gallery. Films run continuously from 9:15 am to 5:30 pm.

  • March 1-7: Dreams of Equality (This film will also show all month at the Old Courthouse at the bottom of every hour.)
  • March 8-14: Eleanor Roosevelt, Close to Home
  • March 15-21: The Maggie Lena Walker Story
  • March 22-30: Home Front Heroes

Women’s History Month Ranger Weekend Programs

  • 11:15 am and 3:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at the Museum of Westward Expansion: “Women of the West” Ranger Talk
  • 3 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at the Old Courthouse: Mock Trials: “Right to Vote: Virginia Minor v. Happersett” or “Segregation Laws in the 1880s: Williams v. Bellefontaine”
Saturday, March 15 Special Event at the Museum of Westward Expansion

  • 11:15 am: Women of the West Storytelling Event
  • 12:15 pm: Elizabeth Keckley Storytelling Event
  • 1:15 pm: Laura Ingalls Kids’ Interactive Story Time Event
  • 2:15 pm: Making House Calls: The Story of a Pioneer Lady Doctor

Hope to see you at the Museum of Westward Expansion and the Old Courthouse in March! Visit www.gatewayarch.com for more information.

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