Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Women's Club in Michigan
This building, completed in 1879, is the first in the nation erected for the use of a women’s club. The Ladies’ Library Association, organized in January, 1852, grew out of a reading club started in 1844. It was the first women’s club in Michigan and the third in the United States. Mrs. Lucinda H. Stone, who is known as the “Mother of Women’s Clubs,” helped to found this club. The Association has had a continuous existence from its organization.
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 221.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1852.
Location. 42° 17.348′ N, 85° 35.219′ W. Marker is in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker can be reached from S. Park Street (State Highway 331) north of W. Lovell Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 S Park St, Kalamazoo MI 49007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Lincoln at Kalamazoo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Lincoln's August 1856 Speech in Kalamazoo (about 600 feet away); In Memoriam U.S.S Maine (about 600 feet away); Spanish War Veterans Monument (about 600 feet away); Kalamazoo Korean War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Kalamazoo Vietnam War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Kalamazoo 9/11 Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalamazoo.
Also see . . . Ladies' Library Association - Our History. Association website entry (Submitted on June 16, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on November 11, 2014.