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suffragist march, New York City, 1915
Marching for women's suffrage, New York City, Oct. 1915 • George Grantham Bain Coll. (Library of Congress)

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 33 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 a speaker in mid-April.

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we presented the film, I Am a Girl, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Garden Theater in Frankfort.

Our second event, on Thursday, April 9, was held at the Mills Community House in Benzonia in connection with the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series. Karen Anderson spoke on the topic, Herstory: Reflections on Women and Poetry.

If you'd like to be on our mailing list, or to send us your comments or suggestions, please see the contact page.

We also fund a yearly scholarship for a non-traditional female student at Northwestern Michigan College. This year's recipient was Brianna Mathias.


last update January 17, 2016