Build-a-Page Women's History Workshop
Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm
No training needed—just give an evening to the GGRWHC and help us create web pages to introduce our digitized oral history interviews. We’ll show you how to locate the bits and pieces of information we need. Own a piece of a page! For full information, see our hompage: www.ggrwhc.org
7pm, VanderVeen Center, Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street NE
A Tour "Under the Dome," Featuring Women's History in the Michigan State Capitol
Monday, June 10, 12:30 pm
Michigan Capitol Historian Kerry Chartkoff has offered the GGRWHC an exclusive tour of our restored capitol building featuring the long continuum of women who have worked there. They range from the humble to the notable. They worked for a living, lobbied for change, made laws, and, finally, led the state from that building. Chartkoff will introduce a head janitress from the 1880s, a state librarian, a staff member in the 1912 delinquent tax department, Sojourner Truth, and the Grand Rapids suffragists who set up the history-making election of Eva McCall Hamilton in November 1920 as the first woman to serve in the Michigan state legislature.
Watch for details later about dress and parking, but please send queries now to email@example.com or call (616) 574-7307. [Note that this is a new GGRWHC telephone number and is currently forwarding to a personal voicemail. Please leave your name and a contact number.]
12:30 pm, commuter lot next to Malarkey’s (Beltline & I-196)
Recording Women's History Through Conversation: An Oral History Training Workshop
Wednesday, June 19, 7 pm
The Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council asks you to consider helping interview women in our community who have "made a difference." We have a long list and invite you to add to it. Over the past few years our interview collection from the 1990s has been used in several books treating Grand Rapids history. Help us add to the record!
Please join a workshop on June 19th that will introduce you to procedures for interviewing and later depositing your work in an archive. Guided by the Oral History Committee of the GGRWHC, you can practice developing interview questions and rehearsing interview methods.
Please pre-register as the workshop will be limited in number. If it fills up, we will plan another in the very near future. Call 616-574-7307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with queries and contact information to reserve a space.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
7 p.m., VanderVeen Center
Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Parading with the GGRWHC
Thursday, July 4,
Spread information and candy with us by dressing in "period" clothes (loosely defined) and marching with the suffragists! Check back . . .
Women's Equality Day
Monday, August 26,
Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing universal suffrage. Stay tuned!