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.



  • Hollyhock Lane 4th of July Parade

    Annual Ottawa Hills Hollyhock Lane 4th of July Parade. You are invited to join us as we continue the tradition of marching in the Hollyhock Parade. Me...

    July 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Women’s Equality Day

    Women’s Equality Day – details to follow.

    August 26


Join us at the 2022 Hollyhock Lane Parade!

Join us at the Hollyhock Lane Parade on the morning of Monday, July 4 at the corner of Calvin and Alexander in Ottawa Hills. Line up will start at 8:00 AM and the parade will commence at 8:30 AM sharp. Here are a couple of helpful tips to make your trip out to the parade […]

History Detectives Launching New YouTube Channel – January 22, 2022!

History Detectives 2022 will be launching their new Youtube Channel on January 22, 2022! Eight pre-recorded programs ranging from the shores of Lake Michigan through Grand Rapids to the statewide library in Lansing! You will be able to view these programs starting January 22, 2022 at whatever time is convenient to you! Members of the […]

Women’s Way Murals: Harriet Woods Hill’s Ribbon Cutting

On September 1st, GGRWHC along with the Downtown Grand Rapics Inc., The City of Grand Rapids, Lions & Rabbits and numerous community partners, came together to host the ribbon cutting for the Harriet Woods Hill mural, located at at the Grand Rapids Police Department’s alley at 1 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Harriet Woods Hill in […]

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women have made throughout Grand Rapids’ history.