Join the Grand Rapids Women's Hisotry Council and the Grand Rapids Chamber in celebrating all of the 2021 ATHENA Award Finalists including GGRWHC's own Jo Ellyn Clarey who will be the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient! The celebration event will take place on Wednesday, September 29th from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. To learn more […]
Join the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council, the City of Grand Rapids, Lions & Rabbits and numerous community partners in a celebration of the Women's Way Murals. Every Wednesday in September we will be holding a ribbon cutting to feature each completed Women's Way Mural in downtown Grand Rapids. […]
GRAND RAPIDS TIME TRAVELER SERIES The Restoration Boom: Preservation & Change in 1980s Grand Rapids Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 10:30 - 11:30 am EDT Register to receive login details Join GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History to learn about the Restoration Boom in Grand Rapids and the preservation and change that came out of […]
History Detectives 2022 will be launching their new Youtube Channel on January 22, 2022! Eight pre-recorded programs ranging from the shores of lake Michigan through Grand Rapids to the statewide library in Lansing! You will be able to view these programs starting January 22, 2022 at whatever time is convenient to you! To learn more […]
In collaboration with the History Detectives GR Reading Series, join us via Zoom for a book discussion celebrating Women's History Month and the 50th anniversary of the nationwide ERA campaign!
Following a brief annual meeting, we'll celebrate the year's accomplishments and look ahead to next year with a program featuring: The Women's Way Murals - Jo Ellyn Clarey will share the story of GGRWHC's pivotal role in the murals of local women that now grace five alleyways downtown. Unearthing an Army of Women: Diversity […]
Part of the 2022 Midwestern History Conference, please register (free) to attend. *Session begins at 10:20 AM Chair: Robert Franciosi, Grand Valley State University Panelists: The Importance of the Midwest and a Survey of Race and Ethnicity Jo Ellyn Clarey, Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council A Close Look at African American Women Outside a […]
Annual Ottawa Hills Hollyhock Lane 4th of July Parade. You are invited to join us as we continue the tradition of marching in the Hollyhock Parade. Meet us at the corner of Calvin and Alexander at 8 AM and join the fun with bands, bicyclists, candy, and placards. To quote a past participant: this event […]
Women's Equality Day - details to follow.
After the passage of the 19th Amendment, a broader Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) for women was introduced in Congress. Nora Salas and Ruth Stevens will provide a local perspective on the political tempest generated by the seemingly straightforward language of the ERA with an eye to how the debate over the ERA has relevance today. […]