Women's History Month at the Betsy Ross House | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

Women's History Month at the Betsy Ross House

Select weekends in March, join us for free special programming!

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Saturdays, March 11, 18, & 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. meet women from history and hear about their lives and times!

Sundays, March 12, 19, & 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will share short, interactive tales highlighting women through history!

On Saturday, March 11, cake baker, Margaret Woodby will greet visitors. Margaret was a free Black woman who owned a nearby shop, which she advertised, sold “Cheese-cakes, Puddings, Jumbles, Jellies, Pies, Tarts, Custards, Sugar Biscuit, Rusk, Apees, Pound Cake, Queen Cake, and every thing of the kind, at the lowest rates, and in the best manner.” Margaret enjoyed years of success in her business, and can be found still living and working in her red frame house and bakery in the 1790 census.

On Saturday, March 18, Susannah Cook will talk about her life as a laundress. Many women in the 18th century made their living doing this grueling work. Susannah will tell visitors about her business and how the laundry got done in colonial times … it wasn’t easy!

On Saturday, March 25, meet Mary Crathorne, a chocolate and mustard maker who took over the business from her husband after his death. In addition to selling chocolate and mustard, Mary also owned the mill used to produce these goods, located in Northern Liberties, and advertised a wide variety of spices and other dry goods for purchase. Visit her to learn more about the process of making chocolate and her life as a businesswoman in 18th century Philadelphia.

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Betsy Ross House


239 Arch St
Pennsylvania, PA, (215) 629-4026
United States


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11 am - 3 or 4 pm


All Ages