History After Hours: Fierce Females
Learn about the Fierce Females who rolled cartridges, sewed flags, and even disguised themselves as soldiers to fight in the Revolutionary War.
Author Alex Myers will join the Museum to discuss, Revolutionary, called “a remarkable novel” by The New York Times. The book explores the life of America’s first female soldier, Deborah Sampson, who ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War. The lecture “History and Herstory: Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lenfest Myer Theater. Book signing to follow.
Throughout the evening, you can make your own button to wear and take home, featuring quotes from historical women. We are also encouraging attendees to bring new or gently used clothing items to be donated to Career Wardrobe, a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing and professional development to empower women.
Enjoy happy hour food and drink specials in Cross Keys Café. Try beer samples from female-owned Dock Street Brewery ($4 Rye IPA, $4 Bohemian Pilsner). With every $10 purchase comes a chance to spin a prize wheel to win anything from free beer to a free ticket to the Museum, and more!
The History After Hours Series and discount admission sponsored by PECO.