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

Join us at the 2021 Hollyhock Lane Parade!

Join us at the Hollyhock Lane Parade on the morning of Saturday, July 3rd at the corner of Clavin and Alexander in Ottawa Hills! Line up will start at 8:00am and the parade will commence at 8:30am sharp. Here are a couple of helpful tips to make your trip out to the parade a little […]

Meet the 2021 Board Nominees!

The Virtual Annual Meeting is coming up soon! Mark your calendars for Monday, May 10th from 5:30pm – 6pm. Make sure to get acquainted with this year’s board nominees before then! Read on to meet the 2021 nominees who will be voted on during this year’s annual meeting.  A native of Seattle, Washington, Cynthia Browne was a transplant to […]

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 […]

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women have made throughout Grand Rapids’ history.