The Center is open Wednesday-Saturday, 12 Noon -
4 p.m. and on the 1st Sunday of the month, 2-4 p.m. Flexible
scheduling is available to groups with advance reservations. The Center with be
closed August 31-September 2, 2013.
40th Anniversary Lecture
Thursday, September 26, 5:30 p.m.
Human Trafficking in Michigan
A panel discussion with Susy Avery, Executive Director of the Michigan
Women's Commission; Carol Isaacs, Chief Deputy Attorney General, State of
Michigan; and MSU faculty and students.
Frances Farrand Dodge:
Remembrance Organized by Judy Page
On display through
October 26, 2013
Frances Farrand Dodge
(1887-1969) was a recognized artist of the arts and crafts movement. Her work
largely consisted of etchings, but she also worked in oil paint and watercolor.
Her work has been collected by many museums, including the Cincinnati Museum of
Art and the Smithsonian. This exhibit will feature works from the personal
collections of the artist's family.
STEMinists: Michigan Women at
the Forefront of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
On display through February 2014
Since the passage of Title IX, women
remain disproportionately underrepresented in science, technology, engineering
and math (STEM). The new exhibit STEMinists aims to combat barriers
remaining to women’s equal participation in STEM fields by introducing girls to
what it means to work in a STEM field, successful Michigan women role models
working in STEM, and steps to pursue their interest in STEM fields. Increasing
the number of women in STEM fields is good for everyone—it has the potential to
help address the wage gap between men and women and increase the competitiveness
of the United States in the global economy.
Not Just a Man's War:
Michigan Women and the Civil War
In celebration of the 150th
anniversary of the Civil War, discover the unique contributions made by Michigan
women. Michigan women were on the frontline during the Civil War serving as as
nurses in hospitals and on the battlefield. Some bold women even disguised
themselves as men to serve in battle. And then there is the story of the home
front, which did not remain static during the four long years of war. Women took
on new roles and responsibilities left behind by men: they ran businesses,
tended farms, raised families, and sent their support in the form of supplies,
letters, and money-- often not knowing the condition of their soldier husband,
father, sweetheart, brother, or son.
The Michigan Women's Hall
The Hall of Fame features 258
historical and contemporary women of Michigan who have been inducted since 1983.
Displays include artifacts highlighting individuals from the Michigan Women's
Hall of Fame.