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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 […]

Thank you for celebrating Women’s Equality Day with GGRWHC!

A big thank you to all of those who came out to honor and celebrate the local women we featured for this year’s Women’s Equality Day! Thank you to those who posted their visits on our Facebook page and to those who visited and did not post – we still noticed your presence and are […]

Women’s Equality Day with GGRWHC

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with GGRWHC! August 26, 2021 Help us to honor and continue the legacy of local women who progressed suffrage efforts and equal rights activism in our community by visiting the grave(s) of four women we are featuring for 2021. This year, we will mark four gravesites with purple balloons to help […]

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 […]

March with us into Women’s History Month 2021!

Find full information on our March calendar about great virtual programming starting with the Kutsche Office kickoff opening the month to its ending at a celebratory program honoring our new web page Women Who Ran. Be sure to catch the GGRWHC’s three main offerings—first, on March 24th, when Katelyn VerMerris takes a singular look at […]

March Community Cup with Outside Coffee Co!

We are excited to announce that for the month of March the Outside Coffee Co is partnering with the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council as a part of their Community Cup Program! The March Community Cup is the hazelnut Latte and 100% of its profits will be donated by the Outside Coffee Co to […]

A New Year with Unfinished Business

In the wake of 2020, the GGRWHC celebrates the new year for its possibilities. Beginning with our first board meeting of 2021, we will take an entirely appropriate backward glance and rededicate ourselves to remembering and acting on the lessons of the past year. Anti-Racism Statement of the Board of Directors of the Greater Grand […]

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 […]