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 […]
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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 […]
POSTPONEMENT! Our program by Tom Dilley planned for Thursday, November 8th, will be rescheduled on a future date! But! Keep November 8 at 7pm at the Main Library on your calendar and join us for Janet Sheeres’s serious-yet-light-hearted presentation on one set of unheralded women community builders: clergy wives. Based on her book For Better, For […]
FINDING THE LOST REGION Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Fourth Annual Midwestern History Conference Sponsored by the Midwestern History Association and the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University For the fourth consecutive year the MHA will meet in Grand Rapids, giving locals the opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of the reviving field of […]
The GGRWHC Annual Reception, Thursday, March 15, 5:00 – 7:00pm John F. Donnelly Conference Center at Aquinas College Join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres at our annual reception as we step off ideas discussed by author Rebecca Traister in All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. (See p. […]
History Detectives is a week away! Time to take a look at the programs and plan your day. Starting at 9:30am, the morning set includes a history of Madison Square Church and the surrounding business district, a historical charting of Grand Rapids women’s runs for public office beginning in 1887 (at 10:30am), and a survey of […]