As the last remaining all-female American Legion Post in Michigan, members of NUWARINE Post 535 offer unique perspectives on the story of women in the military. Visit us today to hear their stories and honor the upcoming induction of NUWARINE Post 535 into the Hall of Fame!

Ladies of the Lights
Michigan Women in the US Lighthouse Service

Lighthouse keeping in the 19th and early 20th centuries was a rugged life of long
hours and hard work punctuated by periods of real peril. Not a profession for the fainthearted, it was thought to be unsuitable employment for the "fairer sex."
But at least 50 women in Michigan proved the naysayers wrong.
Acting as both assistants and full-fledged keepers,these women served the sailing community with distinction for more than 100 years.
Stirring stories of dedication and determination such as these may be found in our current exhibit, " Ladies of the Lights:Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service".
This illuminating exhibit is appropriate for visitors of all ages.
This exhibit is made possible in part by the generous support of our sponsors:
Martha Romayne Seger, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Michigan Maritime Museum, Gladys Beckwith, Jane Briggs Hart, Presque Isle Township Museum Society, UAW International Union, UAW Local 6000, Dee Dee Wacksman, Shirley Zeller, Lucile Belen, Patricia Hill Burnett, Hortense Golden Canady, Mary Esther Daddazio, Lana Dart, Doris DeDeckere, Christine Derdarian, Jo Jacobs, Patricia Jennings, Barbara Knuth, Patricia Majher, Muriel Ross, Hunter Advertising and Design, Jeff Shook, Dianna Stampfler, Vital signs, Engineering Graphics Inc, & Group 230 Design.
The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame
Permanent Display Currently Being Retooled

The Hall of Fame exhibit is currently not on display and is being redesigned to better fit our new location. This exhibit features 308 historical and contemporary women of Michigan who have been inducted since 1983. This permanent exhibit offers introductions to and highlights from the lives of each woman. Visit our inductee database to learn more about each inductee!