Greater Grand Rapids Womens History Council
  P.O Box 68874, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-8874                     Phone: 616-574-7307



August 20, 2014

GGRWHC Board of Directors

Falinda Geerling,
Ruth VanStee,
Connie Ingham
Janet Brashler 
Jennifer Bryant 
Jo Ellyn Clarey
Susan Coombes 
Beverly Grant 
Sharon Hanks
Kyle Irwin
Mary Seeger
Ruth Stevens
Jill Straub
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ARRESTED:  Miss Susan B. Anthony for VOTING
The re-enactment of Susan B. Anthony's trial will take place 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the
Gerald R. Ford Federal Building, 6th Floor,
110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids

Miss Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the Presidential Election in Rochester, NY, on November 5, 1872. Her trial was June 17, 1873.

This trial re-enactment will feature:
Hon. Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr. as the Trial Judge
Hon. Janet T. Neff as Susan B. Anthony

Sponsored by the United States Attorney's Office
Susan B. Anthony
Equality Day 2014
Re-enactment of
S. B. Anthony's Trial for Voting!
Special Emphasis Program Committee and the Federal Bar Association

Discussion afterward in Jury Assembly Room with box lunches available for purchase in advance.

For more information, contact Janet Strahan 808-2140.
To order a box lunch, e-mail Ellen Farrar at [email protected]

Your Story Matters! Celebrate It!

The GGRWHC Equality Day event 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, will highlight area women's experiences with Title IX. Next to the StoryCorps van outside GRAM, we will tape brief accounts of the ways, large and small, this legislation has affected our individual lives. Since 1972 Title IX has prohibited sex discrimination in all federally funded education programs and activities, not just athletics as is the common belief.

Title IX graphic
Equality Day 2014
How did Title IX change your life?
Take this opportunity to celebrate the 94th anniversary of one major event (the certification of the 19th amendment upholding the full citizenship of American women) by telling us how another major legislative event has affected you. The brief audio interviews will be shared in various ways and added to our interview collection. Visit our web site for more information.

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We are largely dependent upon member dues and contributions to continue finding and distributing local women's history. If you haven't paid your dues this year, please visit our website to register or renew your membership.

National Women's Hall of Fame News

The National Women's History Project, along with its partners and network members, recently announced that the National Women's Hall of Fame has achieved what many thought was impossible.

On May 7, 2014, renovation began at the historic Seneca Knitting Mill, which will become the new home of the National Women's Hall of Fame and the Center for Great Women in Seneca, New York.  The 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill, a very
Seneca Knitting Mill
Seneca Knitting Mill
to become National Women's Hall of Fame &
educational center.
large limestone structure overlooking the waters of the Erie Canal system, will be restored to create a permanent home for the National Hall of Fame Hall and a vibrant state-of-the-art educational venue for future generations.

Governor Cuomo of New York said,  "As the birth place of the Women's Rights Movement, there is no community more appropriate than Seneca Falls to house the Center for Great Women and the National Women's Hall of Fame, which will honor the trailblazers that continue to inspire women across the globe."

The National Women's Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 and has inducted 247 women into the Hall of Fame. For a full list of inductees and their biographies and for information about joining the National Women's Hall of Fame, visit its web site.

It is anticipated that the renovation of the site will be completed by 2017.


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Not a current member of GGRWHC?  Register or renew your membership and help offset the expenses associated with annual research and programs. Your membership helps to set the record straight on the women who've made history here in our community.

GGRWHC Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Vanderveen Center for the Book at the Grand Rapids Public Library. If you have suggestions for programs, oral histories, or other items, please email us or plan to attend a meeting.



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Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!