Susan B. Anthony Slept Here! National Suffrage Strategy & 1899 West Michigan

Susan B. Anthony had visited West Michigan many times, but her last appearance was at the 1899 NAWSA annual convention in Grand Rapids, the only time the National American Woman Suffrage Association met in Michigan. Using images and period language, Jo Ellyn Clarey of the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council will recreate the feel of the late-nineteenth-century meeting, explain “why West Michigan,” and tell the story of the recovery of this significant piece of area women’s history. Jo Ellyn will introduce descendants of Emily Burton Ketcham, who have donated archival materials.

This is a free event, but donations are always appreciated.

 

 

Holland Museum

The Holland Museum tells the story of Holland, Michigan, from its founding by Dutch immigrants to today’s innovative, successful, and diverse community. Featuring thousands of fascinating historic objects, the Permanent Galleries are not to be missed. Also on display are the Dutch Galleries, featuring artwork from the Netherlands from the 1600s through the 1900s.

Admission
$7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, and $4.00 for students. Holland Museum members and children ages five and under are free.

Hours
Monday: Open every second Monday starting July 9: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. FREE Admission!  Please view our calendar to check Monday’s we are open.
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday (mid-May-September only): 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spark!Lab Hours
Through September, Spark!Lab hours are as follows:
Monday:             Open the 2nd Monday of each month, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday:             Closed
Wednesday:      12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday:           12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday:                12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday:           11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:              12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed in observance of these holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018: Closed.
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018: Closed
Christmas Day, December 25, 2018: Closed
New Years Eve, December 31, 2018: Closed
New Years Day, January 1, 2019: Closed

Accessibility
The Museum has a handicapped accessible entrance on the east side of the building next to the circle drive. To access the building, please press the button to the right of the door and the front desk will buzz visitors in. Take the elevator from the ground floor (G) to the first level (1L) and you will arrive behind the reception desk. There is also a wheelchair available for patron use. Each level of the museum is handicapped accessible, as are the restrooms. If you have any specific needs, please call the front desk at (616) 796-3329.

Parking
The Holland Museum is located at the corner of 10th Street and River Avenue, across from Centennial Park. Please use the parking lot behind the museum on 9th Street or street parking is available along 10th Street. Handicap accessibility is available from the east side of building.

Blue Star Museum
We are a Blue Star Museum and offer free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

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