Traveling Exhibits

The Michigan Women’s Historical Center has a variety of exhibits that are ready to send on the road to museums, libraries, schools, and other institutions and organizations. Below is a brief description of the most popular:

  • A Century of Women - A snapshot of what women in Michigan accomplished from the early 1900s through the dawn of the 21st Century. Focuses primarily on the work of Michigan Women's Hall of Fame honorees. 15 large informational panels. Rental fee: $50/week, minimum two weeks.
     
  • Creating A Community: The Early Women of Lansing - Highlighting the accomplishments of outstanding 19th-century Lansing women. Rental fee: $50/week, minimum two weeks.
     
  • Diversity: Women of Color in the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame - Bringing to the fore the women of color in the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. 20 small informational panels. Rental fee: $50/week, minimum two weeks.
     
  • Faster, Higher, Stronger: Michigan Women in Olympic History - The first exhibit in our state to honor Michigan's female Olympic athletes. Over the years, at least 100 women Olympians have made their home in Michigan: some born here, some training here, and some retiring here. Rental fee: $100/week, minimum four weeks.
     
  • A Few Good Women: Women in the Military During WWII - Highlighting the contributions of Michigan women in all phases of the war effort. 26 large informational panels, CD of oral histories, DVD of recruitment videos, recruitment posters and ads. Rental fee: $125/week, minimum four weeks.
     
  • Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service - Honoring the 50+ women who served as lighthouse keepers in Michigan. 15 large informational panels and a dress-the-keeper hands-on activity. Rental fee: $100/week, minimum four weeks.
     
  • Michigan Women A to Z - Celebrating the many ways - A is for Aviation, B is for Baseball, etc. - that women have contributed to the growth of our state. 26 large informational panels. Rental fee: $125/week, minimum four weeks.
     
  • Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote - Celebrating the 90th anniversary of woman suffrage, this exhibit highlights events during the 75 year fight for women's suffrage and shares the stories of more than 20 women that helped win the ballot. Rental Fee: $125/week, minimum four weeks.
     
  • Resourceful Women: 30 Who Worked to Preserve Michigan's Water, Woods, and Wildlife - A sampling of the many women who protected nature and the environment from 1897 to 1980. 12 large information panels and a design-a-state park magnetic activity board. Rental fee: $100/week, minimum four weeks.
      
  • Women Who Dared to Lead: Michigan Women in Politics – Highlighting the accomplishments and struggles of 36 women that forged the path for women in Michigan politics. 1 opening banner, 1 timeline and 19 informational panels. Rental fee: $125/week, minimum four weeks.

Renting organizations are responsible for the transport of exhibits to and from their facilities. For more information about exhibit content click on the exhibit title. For travel schedules and installation questions contact the Office Manager, Samantha Cumbow, at scumbow@michiganwomen.org or call (517) 484-1880 x203.