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

Blog

GGRWHC Reception & the 2019 Candidates for the Board of Directors

Join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 5pm for our Reception & Annual meeting! Enjoy a glass of wine, light appetizers, and catching up with friends! Then, settle in to hear our year-in-review, elect new directors (read more about each of them below), and learn about and celebrate the work behind the now-digitized Kent County collection of […]

History Detectives 2019: All History! All Day!

Join us on Saturday, January 19 from 9:30am – 4:00pm for History Detectives! GGRWHC is proud to sponsor Sophia Ward Brewer’s presentation: Undercurrent: African American Women in Turn-of-the-20th-Century Grand Rapids Still an undercurrent in accounts of reform movements coming out of the nineteenth century, the cultural and political contributions of African American women have received little attention. Sophia […]

GGRWHC Fall 2018 Slate of Candidates for the Board of Directors

On Thursday, November 8 at 6:15pm in the Vander Veen Center at the Main Library (before Janet Sheeres’s program at 7:00 pm), the Board of Directors of the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council asks that dues-paying members meet to conduct the agreeable business of electing new directors. Here are 2018 Slate of Candidates for the […]

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women have made throughout Grand Rapids’ history.