Program: The Michigan Women's Historical Center, operated by the Michigan Women's Studies Association, is responsible for the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, the only museum in Michigan dedicated to women's history. Established in 1983, it honors and celebrates the achievements of remarkable Michigan women, including Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen and Sarah Van Hoosen Jones, Ph.D. In her autobiography, Petticoat Surgeon, Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen wrote about her birth - "...I had other reasons for crying: my country was at war - fierce, cruel, civil war. During my first year I was never known to smile..." She reflected that she should have been born laughing - "...for I was that most fortunate of creatures, a wanted baby."
Caitlyn Dial will reflect on remarkable women and their acts of courage, determination, and bravery just as Bertha was entering the world.
Free for Museum Members | Non-Members $5 Adults