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September 2019 News and Events
GGRWHC and Women Artists at GRAM
Thursday, September 5 at 6:30pm

Join the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council for an evening of art at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and learn more about artists Maya Lin and Melanie Daniel. One of GRAM’s docents will guide us through the gallery featuring  Maya Lin: Flow , an exhibition of recent large-scale sculptures by this renowned artist. In the adjacent gallery we will see and hear about works by Michigan artist Melanie Daniel. This exhibition is filled with bold, colorful works exploring humankind’s relationship with the natural world.

Admission is Free. Please arrive through the Monroe Center entrance and proceed to the front desk where you will be greeted by Susan Coombes of GRAM and GGRWHC. Parking is available in nearby lots – Ellis Parking on Monroe Center, city ramps with entrances on Ionia or Ottawa; free on-street parking is also available in the evening. 
Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00pm
October 5:
Grand Rapids Women Architects 1920s-1970s

Join the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council and architectural researcher Pamela VanderPloeg ( grandrapidsbuildings.com ) on Saturday, October 5 for a presentation and walking tour on Grand Rapids female architects and their influence on homes and neighborhoods, both locally and nationally, from 1920-1970. We will meet at 1pm in the beautiful Gothic-designed Klise Memorial Chapel at East Congregational Church at 1005 Giddings SE. The presentation will be followed by a 90-minute guided walking tour of the Ottawa Hills and adjacent East Grand Rapids streets where several 1920s era homes are attributed to women architects. Tour participants will enjoy a look at the interior of these lovely historic homes that highlight the aesthetically pleasing and efficient designs of these talented female architects.  Registration is required for this free event.   Click here to Register!
October 10:
From Managerial Void to the Medical Mile: 
The Evolving Roles of Women and the Enduring Presence of History

Fleshing out the history of women founders of early Grand Rapids medical institutions, GGRWHC's Julia Bouwkamp will reveal a pattern where they were pushed from the centers of organizations they had created to the more feminine realm of nursing. Despite their marginalization, these nineteenth-century women exploited limiting ideas about gender to continue the expansion and sophistication of our medical world.

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00pm
Ryerson Auditorium, Grand Rapids Public Library

Co-sponsored by the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council, 
the Grand Rapids Historical Society, & the Grand Rapids Public Library
Her Legacy:
The Great War of Cornelia Steketee Hulst

Have you seen our "Her Legacy" features in Women's Lifestyle magazine? Click here to read the full story about Cornelia Steketee Hulst in the August issue!
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Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!