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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 32 years we've presented an annual event, usually held in March, celebrating women's history. This year we will have two—a film was shown in March and we'll have a speaker in mid-April.

To celebrate March 8 International Women's Day this year, we showed the film, Made in Dagenham, at the Garden Theater in Frankfort.

There is also an exhibit this month at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort titled Honoring Women: Character, Courage and Commitment. The show will continue through April 11.

Our second event, scheduled for Thursday, April 10, from 5 to 6 p.m., will be held at the Mills Community House in Benzonia in connection with the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series. Michelle Kaminski, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at Michigan State University, will speak on the topic, Union Sisters/ Closet Feminists. Find out more on the women's history day page.

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 Jessica Johnson.


last update March 23, 2014