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We Can Do It: A Celebration of Girls and Women

March 23 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Free with museum admission!

Meet a History Curator, 11-11:30 pm
Have you ever dreamed of working in a museum? Do you wonder what being a curator is all about? Here is a chance to learn what it takes and what the day-to-day job is all about. Gather in the History Theater in the Wood Museum of Springfield History to meet Margaret Humbertson, the Curator of Library and Archives and learn how the special exhibit Taking Care of Business: A Century of Women and Work in Springfield came to be.

Meet an Art Curator, 11:30 am-noon
Gather in the changing exhibits gallery in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts to meet Maggie North, Acting Curator. Learn what career steps she’s currently undertaking and how the special exhibit Isabel Bishop’s Working Women: Defying Convention came together.

Artist and Sitter: Noteworthy Women in the Fine Arts Collection, Noon
Join one of the museum’s knowledgeable docents for a tour of work both featuring women and created by women. This tour is open to participants of all ages, but is geared for ages 8 and up.

Author Panel Discussion, 1 pm
Join us for a panel discussion with female picture book authors facilitated by the Girl Leadership Board of Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. Submit your questions and stick around for a book signing after the discussion. Participants:

  • Author of The Power of Poppy Pendle, Natasha Lowe was raised in London, England where she spent a rich, fantasy-filled childhood developing a love of good books. By second grade she had realized how fun writing down her own stories could be, and along the way wrote stories that were broadcast on live radio.
  • Jeannine Atkins is the author of several books for young readers about courageous women, including Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis and Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science.

Lyra Music presents Melodic Canvases, 3 pm
Live musical performance by pianist Ellyses Kuan and cellist Julie Reimann of Boston-based Duo Amie with special guest violinist Emma Milian.
Lyra Music is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives and building community through the study and appreciation of classical music. Each July, Lyra Music presents the Lyra Music Festival with live events throughout the Pioneer Valley.


March 23
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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