Finding the Lost Region
Midwest History Association Conference
For the fourth consecutive year the MHA will meet in Grand Rapids, giving locals the opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of the revival of Midwestern studies. This assemblage of history buffs, including some from the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council, is dedicated to promoting the role of the Midwest in American history. Attend all or part of the day-long offerings or just come for the GGRWHC’s presentation at 7:00 pm.
See registration link below.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Admission is to the public and free,
courtesy of GVSU’s Hauenstein Center, including lunch!
In and near the Loosemore Auditorium,
in section E of the DeVos building (#3 on the map)
Free parking all day in the Seward Ramp, #10 on the map
GGRWHC Presents!
Midwestern Women and WWI Council of National Defense Children’s Programs in 1918
7:00 pm

This program is the second in GGRWHC’s three-year project illustrating the little-credited but incredibly important American women's initiatives to create a home defense by guaranteeing healthy food sources, raising healthy children, and ensuring the health of women in the work force. On June 6, we will focus on the women’s programs which benefited children, ensuring the future health of the nation in the wake of a public health disaster.
When one third of American male draftees failed their physicals, the better care of American children became an important aspect of an ongoing home defense.

Melissa Fox, Jayson Otto, and Sue Caldwell will report on a variety of 1918 “Children’s Year” initiatives in urban Grand Rapids, MI, and rural Jasper County, Indiana.
GGRWHC on Display Again!

Pictured here is the information table we set up at the National Genealogical Society conference's Society Night on May 2 in the Amway Hotel. We will again show our colors all day on June 6 at the Midwest History Association conference.
Thank you
to many friends of women's history who have contributed in 2018
to the GGRWHC so we can continue to "uncover, preserve, and celebrate the rich history of women in our community."
If you have not yet renewed your support of GGRWHC for 2018 or joined as a brand-new supporter, click below!
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Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!
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