We uncover, preserve, and celebrate the rich history of women in our community.

Our History

Since 1990, we have worked to give women of the past a proper voice in history. Use this timeline to explore our journey.

Our Projects

We elevate the accomplishments of women through a variety of projects, including oral histories and educational talks.

Our Research

See some of the places we’ve gathered research from and learn fascinating tidbits about local women along the way.

Events

Upcoming

News

Remembering Joan Luedders Wolfe on Earth Day

On this 51st Earth Day we are remembering and celebrating the life and work of environmentalist Joan Luedders Wolfe who founded West Michigan Environmental Action Council in 1968 and was the first woman appointed to the Natural Resources Commission in 1973. Her work with WMEAC still impacts conservation efforts in Michigan today. Legislature such as […]

March with us into Women’s History Month 2021!

Find full information on our March calendar about great virtual programming starting with the Kutsche Office kickoff opening the month to its ending at a celebratory program honoring our new web page Women Who Ran. Be sure to catch the GGRWHC’s three main offerings—first, on March 24th, when Katelyn VerMerris takes a singular look at […]

March Community Cup with Outside Coffee Co!

We are excited to announce that for the month of March the Outside Coffee Co is partnering with the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council as a part of their Community Cup Program! The March Community Cup is the hazelnut Latte and 100% of its profits will be donated by the Outside Coffee Co to […]

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women have made throughout Grand Rapids’ history.