Women's History Trail

Many years ago the Michigan Women’s Studies Association created a theme trail recognizing distinguished Michigan women, many of them Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Honorees. This trail consists of signs located across the state that share information about each of the women. We have not been able to check on these signs in awhile and we have been contacted to let us know that a couple of them are missing or in a bad state of repair.

If you live near any of these trail markers or as you travel the state this summer, we are asking for help assessing the condition of these signs. Below you will find a list of signs and locations, please contact us to share what you discover (if you can send us a picture, that would be even better!). Please contact 517-484-1880 x203 or info@michiganwomen to report on a sign’s condition.

Anna Howard Shaw, Big Rapids Public Library, 428 S. Michigan (Corner of Michigan and Oak), Big Rapids

Marguerite Lofft De Angeli, Marguerite Lofft de Angeli Library, 921 W. Nespessing St., Lapeer

Mary Chase Perry Stratton. Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit

Laura Smith Haviland, Route M-52 in front of Adrian City Hall was adjacent to the statue of Laura Smith Haviland

Sojourner Truth, 45 W. Michigan Mall, Battle Creek

Ella Wing Sharp, Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 Fourth St., Jackson

Harriette Simpson Arnow, Kern Playground, Seven Mile and Mt. Elliott St., Detroit

Madeline La Framboise, St. Anne’s Church Yard, Mackinac Island

Voltairine de Cleyre, 204 S. Lansing St., St. Johns

Mary Anne Mayo, Michigan State Grange HQ, 1730 Chamberlain, Haslett

Bertha Van Hoosen, Rochester Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Dr., Rochester Hills

Caroline Bartlett Crane, Caroline Bartlett Crane Memorial Gardens, Peoples Church of Kalamazoo, 1758 N. 10th St, Kalamazoo

Martha Longstreet, Saginaw County Historical Society Museum, 500 Federal, Saginaw

Annie Clemenc “Big Annie,” (Plans to replace) Italian Hall Site, 7th St., Calumet

Rose (Rosa) Hartwick Thorpe, Rose Hartwick Thorpe Park, Downtown Litchfield

Dora Hall Stockman, (Replaced 2012) Michigan State University

Genevieve Gillette, Gillette Nature Center, P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, between Grand Haven and Muskegon

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo