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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]