Resourceful Women: 30 Who Worked to Preserve Michigan's Water, Woods, and Wildlife

Date:  June 01, 2018  -  June 30, 2018
Time:  10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: 702 W. Kalamazoo, MI 48915 (Jump to map)

Illustration of river, tree, and hill

June 1-30
Lake Erie Room, 2nd floor

This exhibit celebrates the contributions of 30 courageous women who helped protect and preserve Michigan’s natural resources and the environment for generations to come for all to enjoy. The Library's collection of Gwen Frostic material will be on display and available for checkout.

Activists: Bertha Daubendiek (Avoca), Verna Courtemanche (Swartz Creek), Mary Beth Doyle (Ann Arbor), and Virginia Prentice (Ann Arbor)

Artists & Poets: Emily Butterfield (Algonac) and Gwen Frostic (Benzonia)

Communicators: Margaret Drake Elliott (Muskegon), Mary Sinclair (Midland), and Barbara Stanton (Detroit)

Educators: Edith Munger (Hart) and Mae Woldt (Mt. Pleasant) 

Environmentalists: Caroline Bartlett Crane (Kalamazoo), Elizabeth Harris (Birmingham), Dorothy Leonard Judd (Grand Rapids), and Joan Luedders Wolfe (Grand Rapids)

Lobbyists: Olga Madar (Detroit), Ella Merriman Sharp (Jackson), and Anna Reed Woodcock (Lansing)

Naturalists: E. Genevieve Gillette (Ann Arbor), Rebecca Humphries (Lansing), Huldah Neal (Traverse City), and Sylvia Taylor (Ypsilanti)

Politicians: Connie Binsfeld (Maple City), Mary Brown (Kalamazoo); Helen Milliken (Traverse City), and Lana Pollack (Ann Arbor)

Scientists: Emma Cole (Grand Rapids), Helen Martin (Lansing), Lucille Stickel (Ypsilanti), and Sandra Jacobson (Detroit)

Created by the Michigan Women's Historical Center/Hall Of Fame