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Two Events in February
Meet Minnie Forbes Sunday
at Taste of Soul (see all details)
February 18, at 1:30 and again at 3:00
Grand Rapids Public Library, downtown
Adult Computer Training Center, Lower Level
Free and open to the public
A Team of Her Own:
Minnie Forbes & Negro League Baseball
Minnie Forbes will talk with former Grand Rapids Press columnist J aye Beeler about her role as the last female owner of a Negro League baseball team; playing softball in 1947 for Cook's Brown Dolls, a Grand Rapids African American girls traveling team; the time she played third base for the Kansas City Monarchs against the Grand Rapids Black Sox; taking over Uncle Ted Rasberry's team, the Detroit Stars, in 1956; plus, meeting up with famous folks like Sachel Page, Ozzie Guillen, and President Barack Obama!
**Watch Forbes and Beeler on eightWest, WOODTV, Friday morning, 11 a.m.**
Co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Study Club and the GGRWHC
GGRWHC Goes National
Next Wednesday, February 21
1:30 pm
Links to the Local:
Building a National Women's Elective History
GVSU Allendale Campus, Kirkhoff Ctr 227
Free and open to the public

´╗┐Julia Bouwkamp and Jo Ellyn Clarey and will offer a version of their History Detectives presentation at GVSU for students, staff, and anyone who missed it in January! The historical charting of Grand Rapids women's candidacies for public office offered surprises about dates, the numbers of races, and the identities of women who participated in local politics since 1887. Now the national crowdsourcing project Her Hat Was in the Ring  has invited the GGRWHC to share its data with the world, hoping that this historicl accounting will inspire cities across the nation to create their own elective histories.
Sponsored by the Kutsche Office for Local History
Events Through June (full description)
Thursday, March 15, 5:00 - 7:00
!! The GGRWHC Annual Reception !!
John F. Donnelly Conference Center at Aquinas College

Monday, March 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where have all the Flowers Gone?
Rediscovering Emma Cole's 19th Century Grand Rapids Flora
Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College
We missed this one earlier, where history and science meet. Julie Stivers, who has been researching the work and life of botanist Emma Cole for years, teamed up with Calvn College Professors Crow and Warner and students who explored Cole's sites noted her 1901 book, Grand Rapids Flora cataloging wild plants in Kent County and compare what is growing there 116 years later.

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm
Who in the World is Merze Tate? 
Grand Rapids Public Library, Ryerson Auditorium

Friday & Saturday, March 23rd & 24th
Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, Michigan
**You must register to attend this one.**


National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference
Wednesday, May 2, 5:00 - 8:00
Exhibit Night for the conference: GGRWHC will show their colors at an exhibit table on the Center Concourse of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 5, 2:00
Bringing Your Female Ancestors to Life with Archival Resources
Julie Tabberer and Jo Ellyn Clarey on genealogical information hidden archival collections, using collections in the GR Public Library as examples. Must be registered to attend.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Fourth Annual Midwestern History Conference
Ralph W. Hauenstein Center, Grand Valley State University downtown campus
Register for this one-day free conference. GGRWHC is planning a panel on women in WWI and their children's health and welfare programs.
Watch for updates in emails and on our website
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Hats off to the historical women who've 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 member of the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council, consider showing your support through annual membership.  Visit our  website  for more information and the ability to register using PayPal online!