Please Note: The F train will not be stopping at the Delancey Street subway station on February 24th - 25th. Visitors can use the D train at Grand Street or the J train at Essex Street to reach the Museum. Please allow additional travel time. For any questions, please email [email protected].
Special Virtual Tour: Contraceptives and Controversies
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6:30PM - 7:30PM ET
Free; Suggested Donation
In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a special virtual program on March 28* delving into the complex history of birth control from the 1870s into the 1930s.
During this 60-year period, contraceptives went from being legal and accessible to being sold in underground markets, where people found themselves making dangerous choices to limit their fertility. Once they became legal again, the market was opened for research and innovation eventually leading to the birth control pill.
Together, we’ll trace the whirlwind history of contraceptives in the United States through the stories of the women who lived in our historic tenement building – considering the opportunities available to them and discussing the influential figures and movements that impacted their reproductive choices.
*This event was previously scheduled for March 26th.
Please note: This program will be on Zoom, so registration is required.