• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Celebrate Women's History Month at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Several women and a man holding banners and walking on Hyde Street Pier.
Members of the park's Living History players march on Hyde Street Pier in a 1901 reenactment of a suffragette march in support of women's right to vote.
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News Release Date: February 14, 2011
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

Join the fifth annual Living History suffragette march reenactment. Take in a ranger-guided tour and learn about the lives of wives and children who lived aboard sailing ships. Discover stories of lighthouse keeper families, shipyard workers, tugboat captains, and much more, told through exhibits and programs held throughout the month of March.

EXHIBIT: WOMEN WHO CHANGED MARITIME HISTORY
Daily, throughout March, in the Visitor Center, 499 Jefferson Street, at Hyde. Free admission. Information: 415-447-5000.

View a photo exhibition illustrating the often overlooked impact women have had on maritime history.

SUFFRAGETTE MARCH
Saturday, March 12, Noon, and repeated at 3:00pm, on Hyde Street Pier. Information: 415-447-5000.

Turn back the clock to 1901 and experience a costumed Living History reenactment of a
suffragette march in support of women’s right to vote.

LADIES SALON
Saturday, March 12, 2:00pm, in the Ark Houseboat, Hyde Street Pier. Free. Information: 415-447-5000.

Join a salon of costumed Victorian-era women as they discuss the issues of the day. Take part in the discussions and voice your own opinion!

THE CAPTAIN AND HIS WIFE
Sundays, March 13 and 27, 3:00-3:45pm. Aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier. Vessel admission: Adults, $5. Ages 15 and under, free. Free with national park passes. Information: 415-447-5000.

Discover the daily activities of the captain’s wife and daughter on long sailing voyages. Hear stories of feminine fortitude and bravery during the rough Cape Horn passage.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.

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