Let’s Go Girls!

Event Details

Sun, Mar 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Cantigny Visitors Center

1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
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Sunday, March 19, 2023
12 – 4 pm

A celebration of women’s history and female empowerment at Cantigny Park

In honor of Women’s History Month and all the powerful women in our community, Cantigny Park is hosting an afternoon of activities to empower women of all ages.

Don’t forget to check out our Rosie the Riveter pop-up shop in the museum where we will have Rosie merchandise on sale as well as other products!


Visitors Center Theatre
12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; and 2:30 pm

Enjoy stories with female community leaders. Each reader will share passages from a book connected to what they do in the community.
Former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti – 12:30pm
Senior Master Sargent Erika Provencher – 1:30pm
Corporal Terri Albright – 2:30pm

Female First in War Tour

First Division Museum
1 pm; 2 pm; and 3 pm

Take a guided tour through our First in War gallery to learn about women who were significant to the cause, and appreciate the multitude of ways that women fought for our country. Tours are roughly 45 minutes.

Suffrage sash Craft Station

Visitors Center Medill Room
12 – 4 pm

Make your own suffrage sash and promote “Votes for Women!”
Ages 5 – 12

Photo opportunities with Rosie

First Division Museum Lobby
12 – 4 pm

Get a cool photo with one of history’s most iconic women, Rosie the Riveter! The WWII-era powerhouse will be available in the First Division Museum lobby.

Rosie the Riveter Pop-up Shop

First Division Museum Lobby
12 – 4 pm

Our Rosie the Riveter pop-up shop will be in the museum with Rosie merchandise and other products for sale!

Meet the Peaches

Visitors Center Backyard
12 – 4 pm

Play catch with members of the Rockford Peaches on the lawn behind the Visitors Center. This activity is weather dependent and will not run in wet or cold weather.

Full Schedule

12pm: activities begin
12:30pm: Storytime with Evelyn Sanguinetti (30 minutes)
1pm: First in War Tour (45 minutes)
1:30pm: Storytime, with Senior Master Sargent Erika Provencher (30 minutes)
2pm: First in War Tour (45 minutes)
2:30pm: Storytime, with Corporal Terri Albright (30 minutes)
3pm: final First in War Tour (45 minutes)

Questions? Contact ccorrigan@fdmuseum.org