Necessity The Mother of Invention

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend a Women’s History Month Program, “Necessity: The Mother of Invention” from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26 2017. Come see industrial revolution debuted machines, gadgets, and gizmos that helped offer Americans more time, more money, and established a burgeoning middle class.

Harpers Ferry women took advantage of these inventions and employed them in their everyday lives with family, field, and factory. Living history staffed exhibits will feature industrial and scientific advances in medicines, home entertainment, food preservation, commercial baking, and clothing production.