Family History Month: Annual Meetings, Women, and Arts

Artist Ann Loveless to address Women’s History Project of Northwest Michigan, October 15th

“Landscape Art Quilt Journey” is the theme of a talk by Ann Loveless at the next Women’s History Project of Northwest Michigan Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 15. Loveless will share her ideas and experiences as a quilt artist and tell how she discovered this unique art form.  Her work has received wide recognition, including several Grand Rapids ArtPrize awards.
Location:  Parish Hall of the Grace Episcopal Church (341 Washington St).  Parking is in back.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Lunch will be catered by Centre Street Café
***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by October 10th! ***
Cost is $15 for WHPNM members and $20 for non-members.  Please mail check to WHP at P.O. Box 4463, Traverse City 49685.  For more information, call 947-5178

Exhibit, The Leelanau Woman, at Leelanau County Historical Society

The exhibit, The Leelanau Woman, opened September 10th, but there is still time to see it! This worthy exhibit, a collaboration between Meg Simpson of Meg Ashley Photography and Kim Kelderhouse, the museum’s Curator of Collections, focuses on women’s vintage fashion and places of historical significance around Leelanau County. Bring the family along, as there is something here for everyone! Standing exhibits include the Traditional Anishnabek Arts Room and Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage.

Plan your visit, starting at the Leelanau County Historical Society website:

Educator Rachel Wicksall to address Traverse Area Historical Society at the Annual Meeting, October 16th

Educator Rachel Wicksall will address the TAHS membership, speaking on “Bringing Traverse City Area History Back to our School-Age Children.” Also, Board Chair Stephen Siciliano will address the membership on news from the Society, with a look back in the year’s accomplishments, and a look forward at what is to come. Meeting will be held in the McGuire Room in the Traverse Area District Library at 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City, MI, on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 1:00pm.

More information, as well as the agenda and ballot for Board Elections (members only), available at

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