Welcome to the web home of the Benzie Area Women's History Project. This group, based in Benzie County, Michigan, is comprised of area women dedicated to educating ourselves and others about the women of our past, women whose voices are not always heard.
For the last 31 years we've presented an annual event, usually held in March, celebrating women's history. This year we had two—a film in March and another program in mid-April.
To celebrate International Women's Day this year, on Friday, March 8, we showed a Turkish film, The Play, at the Garden Theater in Frankfort. There was also a reception that day at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort for an exhibit Celebrating Women.
A second event, Spies in Petticoats, featured stories and portrayals of women who worked as spies on both sides during the Civil War. That program, part of the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, took place on Thursday, April 11, at the Mills Community House in Benzonia.
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We also fund a yearly scholarship for a non-traditional female student at Northwestern Michigan College. This year's recipient was Terri Shorter of Maple City.