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

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Blog

From Managerial Void to the Medical Mile:  The Evolving Roles of Women and the Enduring Presence of History 

Join us on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Grand Rapids Public Library where Julia Bouwkamp will present From Managerial Void to the Medical Mile: The Evolving Roles of Women and the Enduring Presence of History.  Known for its thriving medical institutions, Grand Rapids today soars above its past, having forgotten whole chapters […]

Learn About Grand Rapids Architect Marion Blood and Other Women Architects at Ottawa Hills Tour on October 5!

Grand Rapids architect and engineer, Marion Frances Blood, had an extraordinary talent that was spotted early by her mentor Architect Kenneth Welch who was Grand Rapids first official City Planner. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1924, Blood won the coveted UM Booth Graduate Prize in Architecture and traveled in Europe for eight […]

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 […]

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women have made throughout Grand Rapids’ history.