Museum celebrates Mother's Day by lauding 'revolutionary' women

Justin Udo
May 13, 2018 - 2:26 pm
The Museum of the American Revolution held a special Mother's Day event with one of the country's original founding mothers, Martha Washington.

Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Museum of the American Revolution held a special Mother's Day event with one of the country's original founding mothers, Martha Washington.

The event highlighted historical women and their contributions to the American Revolution during a tea and luncheon.

The Museum of the American Revolution held a special Mother's Day event with one of the country's original founding mothers, Martha Washington.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio

"We're going to celebrate women by eating and drinking tea," said the first lady. "Whether it be someone such as Mercy Otis Warren, or Esther [de Berdt] Reed, or even a Phillis Wheatley, we look at how important it is, the role of mothers for this nation."

Holly from Bucks County brought her mother to the tea, where all the mothers received carnations and made pins saluting historical women.

"It just makes me very happy to be able to show her that she's appreciated," Holly said. "I love her very much."

The Museum of the American Revolution held a special Mother's Day event with one of the country's original founding mothers, Martha Washington.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio