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

Initiating Women’s History Wednesdays!

Although GGRWHC’s programming to honor the 19th Amendment centennial has been interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, we invite you to stick with us virtually into the foreseeable future. During the rest of 2020, we will not forget the centennial celebration; but we will widen our focus. Please stay tuned about August 26th’s HER VOICE HER […]

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 […]

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women have made throughout Grand Rapids’ history.