March is Women's History Month, a month-long celebration of women's achievements. Here are a few events coming up in Bucks County that honor extraordinary women.
Bucks County Premiere: Invisible Warriors Documentary Film Screening
When: Saturday, March 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Mercer Museum, 84 S. Pine Street, Doylestown
The Mercer Museum will present an historic documentary film screening of “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II.” Come hear the inspiring stories of an untold generation of African-American war heroes. The film’s director, educator and historian Gregory Cooke, will conduct a Q&A after the screening. Tickets are $20 General Admission/$10 Members/$10 Veterans. Tickets are $20 ($10 for Veterans and Museum Members) and can be purchased online.
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Women History Makers of Bucks County and Beyond
When: Saturday, March 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem
Sponsored by the African American Museum of Bucks County, this event features Shirley Corsey of Yardley. Shirley is a self-described “historian from the heart.” She will be highlighting the often overlooked contributions that women have made in our community over the past two centuries. Tickets are $10 and include historic exhibit, presentation and refreshments. Purchase online here.
“Creatix – A Choral Celebration of Women’s Composers” at Bucks County Community College
When: Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: 275 Swamp Road, Newtown
Featuring talented students in the BCCC Concert Choir and Percussion Ensemble, Creatrix honors the value of a single citizen in a modern society. Inspired by the music of revolutionary composers St. Hildegard von Bingen and Sulpitia Cesis from the Medieval and Renaissance Periods, the concert features music written by prominent women composers: Rosephanye Powell, Joan Szymko, Andrea Clearfield, Joni Jensen, and Suzette Ortiz, as well as by Bucks Professor Rochelle Reed.
This event takes place in the Presser Room of the Music and Multicultural Center, adjacent to the Hicks Art Center Gallery. It is free and open to the public.
38th Annual Bucks County Women’s History Month Award
When: Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: James-Lorah Memorial Home Auditorium, 132 Main Street, Doylestown
The Bucks County Women’s History Month Award is presented to a Bucks County woman who best exemplifies the social, intellectual, and creative contributions women have made to the future and quality of life for Bucks County residents. This year, the committee is proud to celebrate Jane Grim, a 49-year member of the League of Women Voters of Bucks County. Jane has dedicated decades of her life to volunteerism and involvement in the community in the fields of education, health care, the arts, juvenile justice and more. As a member of the League of Women Voters, she has served on multiple committees.
The Women’s History Month ceremony marks an evening of community celebration and inspiration for all of Bucks County during National Women’s History Month. The ceremony and reception will be held Thursday, March 21 at the James-Lorah Memorial Home Auditorium. Refreshments will be served at 5:45 p.m.; the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the James-Lorah House from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., prior to the ceremony. The event is open to all with tickets costing $15 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds from the event are donated to a charity of the honoree’s choosing.
If you’d like to read a book that celebrates the vital role of women in our society, Bucks County Free Library has put together a list written by and about strong women. View it here. And a list of children's picture books, here.
And if you’d like to read some of our articles focusing on impressive women in Bucks County, here are a few links: