Sister Dorothy Bock and Sister Elaine Hirschenberger lead to founding, both of the School Sisters of Saint Francis. In 1975 Bock and Hirschenberger opened WOMANSPACE in 2 room apartment. With a grant from Illinois Humanities Council, were able to launch 3 programs. In 1992 participation in the arts programming tripled, by 1996 faced a new hurdle: had to move

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine Winter 2007/2008


Source: Rock River Times May 30 – June 5, 2012 Vol. 19 No 32

Womanspace Labyrinth – 2014

1 photograph

3333 Maria Linden Drive, Rockford, IL

(815) 877-9118


completed 2002

11-circuit design

20 tons of local limestone rock

Womanspace was founded in 1975

located next door to the School Sisters of St. Francis, off Spring Brook and Applewood Lane

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, page 29; Fall 2014 issue, Vol. 11, No. 5