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Honoring Michigan’s female trailblazers.

The stories of women’s contributions to Michigan’s history inspire the women and girls of today and tomorrow.

To honor these pioneers, MWF assumed responsibility of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame in 2018. We now commonly refer to the museum as the HERstory Gallery, which is located downtown Lansing at 105 W Allegan Street (below Grand Traverse Pie) – 1 block in front of the Capitol! We are honored to have the privilege of telling the stories of Michigan women’s brilliance, talent, perseverance and achievement.

The HERstory Gallery is officially reopen!

Come in and check out the latest exhibit of local Lansing women artists called “NOW: New Outstanding Women”. Melina Brann, the executive director of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, is featured with her “Shelter Collection”. A few pieces of Christina Castilla’s “Heart Collection” are also currently featured.

The NOW exhibit was curated by Siso Dhladhla, creator of Lanartbus and Block Market.


HERstory Gallery Hours of Operation

The HERstory Gallery and Gift Shop is now open for walk-ins Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-4:30pm beginning after Labor Day, or you can schedule a tour/hold an event outside of these hours using the button below or call Meaghan @ (517) 489-3486.

Take a virtual mini tour with our director, Meaghan:


New HERstory Membership campaign – Become a member today and support the future of HERstory!

Do you know a “HERstory Maker”? An artist, author, business owner who is looking for a space to showcase their work?

Gift them a Level 2 “Creators of HERstory” membership for the holidays! With this membership your HERstory Maker will have the opportunity to display their work in the HERstory Gallery, right downtown Lansing!

With this membership, we will host a two-hour event (art exhibit, book signing, storytelling, film screening, business marketplace, meet & greet, etc.) where your HERstory Maker can showcase their work to hundreds of people!

See the details of our Level 1 & Level 2 memberships here – and sign up through the Museum Membership button below!


Traveling Exhibits

The HERstory Gallery is available as a meeting and event space for groups of up to 40 people. We have a great gift shop with lots of fun, feminist finds. Consider doing your holiday shopping here! We also have several eye-catching and informative traveling exhibits available for rent that would be a great addition to your local museum, school, or business.