Mission Statement

To preserve and recognize the contributions of women to their families and communities in northwest lower Michigan.

Who We Are

The Women’s History Project of Northwest Michigan, based in Traverse City, Michigan, was begun in 2000. It is a membership organization led by a Board of Directors. All who support the goals of the organization are welcome to join.

What We Do

The organization has a longstanding program of recording and transcribing oral histories of women in the area. These recollections offer insights into women’s domestic and professional lives covering much of the 20th century.

The WHPNM Book Discussion Group meets quarterly, with a focus on books that illuminate some aspect of women’s lives or relate to life in northern Michigan. The group typically alternates between fiction and nonfiction books.

The Women’s History Project of NW Michigan is also known for its annual Souper Sunday, held on a Sunday afternoon in February (on the same day as the Super Bowl football game. The mid-winter celebration features camaraderie, a casual and delicious soup luncheon, and a thought-provoking program.

From time to time, the group sponsors programs or activities that relate to our mission. The annual meeting is traditionally held in October, including lunch and a speaker as well as a short business meeting.