GGRWHC Spring Parties, Then & Again
The Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council has never before sent a message saying, STAY HOME! But today, stay home—and raise a glass with us during the happy hour originally scheduled for our annual spring reception, a reunion of friends old and new, young and old, male and female. Here’s to you all! And here’s hoping for your safety and a swift defeat of the current pandemic.

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. Pl ease stay tuned about August 26th's HER VOICE HER VOTE! But,  likely, we will persist with centennial celebration past the end of this year--when we sincerely hope to see you again in person!

For now, watch for Women’s History Wednesdays via this electronic newsletter and follow us on Facebook. We will offer a panoply of women’s history in byte-size pieces as well as fuller offerings in our monthly features in Women’s Lifestyle Magazine as well as in our hard-copy newsletter--sign up now, if you haven’t already: ggrwhc.org !

Initiating Women’s History Wednesdays!
First graduating class in 1888 of the Union Benevolent Association Training School for Nurses
GGRWHC salutes health workers during our current crisis and gives a nod to the shoulders they stand on, the pioneering women of the past who took the lead in organizing institutions to care for the sick, the elderly, and the orphaned. Balancing benevolence and business sense, they undertook the development of local hospitals and nursing schools, here represented by the first graduating class in 1888 of the Union Benevolent Association Training School for Nurses. The UBA turned into Blodgett Hospital. Hats off!
Stay home and stay safe--but celebrate with us virtually and in print! 
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Hats off to the historical women who have shaped West Michigan!
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Thank you for your interest in preserving and celebrating the history of the many phenomenal women who've helped to shape West Michigan!  If you aren't already a supporter of the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council, consider investing in our work as a volunteer or with an annual donation .  Visit our  website  for more information and the ability to donate online.