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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 Saturday February 14 through Monday, February 16.
We will be closed Friday, March 13.
Sorry for any 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.

Women's History Month Reception
Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives

Thursday, March 12, 5-7pm

We will be opening our new exhibit on Michigan women veterans, with a focus on American Legion Post 535 Nuwarine, the only all-female post in Michigan. The plaques for the 2014 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame inductees will be displayed in the Hall of Fame Gallery for the first time and we will also be drawing the grand prize winner of our annual March raffle. Buy raffle tickets online now!

Co-sponsored by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.-The Greater Lansing Area Club.


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!

"Fragmented Realities"
by Jessica Kovan
On exhibit through January 24, 2015

The collage and mixed-media pieces in "Fragmented Realities" by Jessica Kovan will interweave the different hats that women wear today, such as mother, daughter, wife, artist, educator, and social activist, and the different responsibilities that come with these roles. The show will explore themes of love, life, hope, nature, family, and community.

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

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