Historical Happy Hour: “Mom-osas” and the Surprising History of Mother’s Day

About the Event

Members: Free | Nonmembers: $10

We celebrate Moms every May, but the history behind the holiday is surprisingly dramatic (and rooted in Philadelphia!). Join us for a delicious “Mom-osa” and learn more about Ann Jarvis, Anna Jarvis, and Julia Ward Howe and their work to recognize the mothers (and mother figures) in our lives. The ingredient list for our cocktail (and mocktail) will be sent roughly two weeks before the event.

Closed captioning will be provided. For registration help, please call 215-546-3181 ext. 136. To learn more about the Library Company’s policy about recording, filming, and photography at events, visit https://librarycompany.org/lcp-privacy-policy/

Jacey Powers is an actor, writer, and certified mixologist whose work has been seen in off-Broadway theaters, comedy clubs across the country … and occasionally in bars in Brooklyn. As a speaker and storyteller, Jacey has done presentations for Nike, Planned Parenthood, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Columbia University, UCLA, Prospect Theater Company, Story Collider, WUWM, Fisher Phillips LLP, and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, where she shared her experiences as a young two-time breast cancer survivor. Her website is www.FeministCocktailHour.com


May 04 2023


7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Library Company of Philadelphia
1300 Locust St., 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm


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