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MUSEUM HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 4 pm and the 1st Sunday of each month, 2 - 4 pm. Closed all holidays.
We will be closed Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st. We we be open again on Saturday, August 2nd from 12-4pm and Sunday, August 3rd from 2-4pm. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

NOTE: Our street name was changed from Main Street to Malcolm X Street. Please be aware that not all online mapping programs or GPS navigators have made this update.


American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
Wednesday, August 6th, 6:30pm
Hannah Center in East Lansing

Hall of Fame inductee Grace Lee Boggs is a 99-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher living in Detroit. This documentary focuses on Bogg's lifetime of activism in a number of major U.S. social movements. Grace Lee Boggs herself, as well as a representative from the Boggs Center will lead a discussion immediately following the film screening. This event is co-sponsored by the East Lansing Film Festival and the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. It is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Tickets are $10/adult, $8/senior, and $5/student and can be reserved until August 5th by calling 517-484-1880 x203. Tickets can also be purchased at the event.


"Women Peacemakers in Michigan & Around the World"
by Rosalie Riegle
Saturday, August 23rd, 2pm

Join us for a lecture by author Dr. Rosalie Riegle, who will be discussing material from her two new oral histories. The lecture will focus on women peacemakers, particularly Hall of Fame inductee Sister Ardeth Platte, who has devoted her life to resisting violence in all its forms. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. The event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Oral History Association.


The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame WOMEN'S WALK is where your personalized brick will honor a woman, mark a personal milestone, or preserve a memorable event. Order your brick today!

Courage in Action:
Stories of Michigan Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Currently on exhibit

Discover the stories of Michigan Women's Hall of Fame inductees Grace Lee Boggs, Nellie Cuellar, Waunetta Dominic, Rosa Slade Gragg, Viola Liuzzo, and Rosa Parks-- all of whom worked towards improvements in civil rights. They came from different backgrounds and acted in different ways-- some in their own communities, some on the national level-- and their stories serve as inspiration for the next generation of civil rights leaders.

Thank you to our major sponsors: Doctor's Approach Dermatology & Med Spa, Dr. C.P. Lee, Meijer, and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

Art Exhibit
Early Women Artists

On exhibit through Saturday, July 26th

Early Women Artists features oil paintings by 20 women artists that all share ties to Michigan. Some of the artists, such as Alice Thurbur and Maud Miller Hoffmaster, lived in Michigan their entire lives. Others, such as Minnie Harms Neebe and Francis Mumaugh, only visited on occasion for sketching trips or for education purposes at places such as the Ox Bow School in Saugatuck. Francis Farrand Dodge and Katherine Leone Wood grew up in Michigan and this firsthand knowledge nurtured their work, even after they moved on to cosmopolitan art centers. Despite the clear talent that these women possessed, and the popularity of their work during their lives, many have yet to receive the public recognition that their art deserves today. 

Not Just a Man's War:
Michigan Women and the Civil War

Currently on exhibit

In celebration of the Civil War sesquicentennial come discover what the War meant for the women of the state. Life in Michigan changed when men left to fight in the Civil War. In addition to their regular duties, the women who remained at home assumed responsibilities previously held by men while sending supplies to support soldiers far from home. Other Michigan women moved to the frontline, serving in hospitals and -- for some bold women--even on battlefields.

When Lincoln declared "Thank God for Michigan!" upon the arrival of the first regiment from a western state, he could not have anticipated all of the sacrifices and changes the women of Michigan would face.

Great Gifts for Every Occasion

Did you know that the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Gift Shop sells unique gifts created by, for, and about women, including novelty gift items, books, DVDs, and Fair Trade jewelry, scarves, handbags and purses. Now featuring...

Suffragist Series Low-Sugar Preserves and Sassy Women's Salsa - a tasty gift for everyone!    Made in Honor, Michigan by Food For Thought, these treats are available in gift packs and can be shipped anywhere.
Order today!

"We Can Do It!
A Celebration of Michigan Women"

Just like Rosie the Riveter said some 60 years ago, "We can do it"-- and for the past 25 years at the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, we have done just that -- celebrating the achievements of outstanding historical and contemporary Michigan women. Buy your copy today!

Order your DVD online now or Call 517-484-1880 ext. 203

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The Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame
213 West Malcolm X Street, Lansing Michigan 48933 Phone: 517-484-1880

Our mission is to inspire and engage adults and children by celebrating Michigan women's history, promoting educational opportunities, and honoring the accomplishments of Michigan women.

Website made possible with support from the Michigan Humanities Council Website Credits