Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council 2017 Annual Reception and Program

mar 29

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

ICCF (Inner City Christian Federation), 920 Cherry Street, SE, Grand Rapids MI    map

Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council

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Annual Reception and Program

5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ICCF Assembly Hall

Third Floor of the Inner City Christian Federation

920 Cherry Street SE in Grand Rapids, west of Diamond

5:00 pm – Complimentary hors d’oeuvres; maybe complimentary wine. Stay Tuned!

5:30 pm -- Brief annual meeting and celebratory program


We will honor the nineteenth-century women’s organizations that created and managed the children’s programs necessitating construction in 1908 of the Blodgett Home for Children--now the ICCF, our host building for the day. Guided by GVSU’s Cindy Laug, we will see how those programs proliferated in the twentieth century and led to Mary Free Bed taking over the building for rehabilitation projects. Appropriately, our event on March 29th will offer an opportunity to visit a building beautifully rehabilitated itself. Finally, we will toast the recent 125th anniversary of the Mary Free Bed Guild, whose members in 2016 were inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. Free admission and free parking. Please join us, but please reserve: 616-574-7307 or

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