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Springfield Museums to Present ‘We Can Do It: A Celebration of Girls and Women’ on March 23

SPRINGFIELD — Women’s History Month is a great excuse to fill a family-engagement day with activities that focus on the many achievements of girls and women. With that in mind, the Springfield Museums will present “We Can Do It: A Celebration of Girls and Women” on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free with museum admission.

This interactive and thought-provoking program complements the special exhibits currently on display at the Museums: Elizabeth Bishop’s “Working Women: Defying Convention” and “Taking Care of Business: A Century of Women and Work in Springfield,” both open through May 26.

Jenny Powers, Family Engagement coordinator, said she wanted to create an inspiring day that allowed time and space for asking questions, noting that “our curators and the authors we invited will be ready to share wisdom and help everyone present consider why and how we achieve great things such as the wonderful exhibits we have at our Museums.”

Events include “Meet a History Curator” (Margaret Humberston) from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; “Meet an Art Curator” (Maggie North) from 11:30 a.m. to noon; “Artist and Sitter: Noteworthy Women in the Fine Arts Collection” at noon; and an author panel discussion at 1 p.m. with Natasha Lowe and Jaime Deenihan. Finally, at 3 p.m., Lyra Music will present “Melodic Canvases,” a live musical performance by pianist Ellyses Kuan and cellist Julie Reimann of Boston-based Duo Amie with guest violinist Emma Milian.

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