Facility Rental

Michigan Women Forward #HERstory is located in the lower level of the Landmark Building on W. Allegan St. in Lansing. Enter the building through the door between Grand Traverse Pie Company and Biggby Coffee. The lower level can be accessed by both stairs and elevator. MWF HERstory is a convenient setting to host meetings and receptions. Rental is for the entire facility (minus office space) or small meeting space located in the back area of the facility. Fees are broken down between private and public rentals.


Regular Hours



Additional hrs

Entire Facility (open to public)



Entire Facility (private event, close museum to visitors)



Meeting Space Only (8-10 people)



*Regular hours are M-F 12-5pm

**set-up and clean-up must occur within rental period

Special rates are available to sponsors, members, and non-profit organizations.


Terms and Conditions of Facility Rental

·       MWF cannot supply any staff to coordinate, set-up, clean-up or run the event.


·       MWF will have one Guest Assistant working that will be seeing to regular museum visitors and closing the museum for the day.


·       MWF does not supply food, water, coffee, equipment or other supplies such as paper, copying services, catering supplies, etc. for the event.


·       Dumpsters for trash and cardboard recycling are located outside the back entrance into the museum.


·       MWF does not have a sink for washing dishes or utensils nor supplying drinking water.


·       Renter may have use of the MWHOF break room for staging food.


·       Museum furniture, exhibits, display, and shop displays cannot be moved and we ask that they are not blocked during the event.


·       All set-up configurations must meet with ADA compliance giving a minimum 36" clearance for visitors to pass through and fire regulations of not blocking escape routes in case of emergency.


·       Event staff must be out of the museum by no later than 8.45pm in preparation for the MWF Guest Assistant to close the museum at 9pm.



·       We have tables (6--6ft) and chairs (40) available for your use and can set them up before your arrival. We offer the use of a coffee maker (must provide your own coffee) at no additional cost. A screen and projector with PC hook-ups are also available.


·       All reservations must be paid in advance and require 3-weeks notice, based on availability.


For questions or to make a reservation, please call MWF HERStory's office at (517) 763-2397.


Visit www.michiganwomen.org for more information or to request a rental.