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This year, Evanston is very much honoring this occasion with two events planned. And, if you miss the events, you can still see the two exhibits that are mentioned. Details from the City of Evanston website:

Art Exhibition Opening Reception to be Followed by Celebration of Loan of Frances Willard Sculpture

The City of Evanston and the Evanston Arts Council will host an opening reception for the upcoming exhibition, Inequality and Influence: Inspiring Women of Evanston, Past and Present from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center Second Floor Gallery, 927 Noyes St., Evanston.

The exhibition opening will take place on Women’s Equality Day commemorating the day in 1920 that American women were granted the right to vote through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The exhibition, which will be on display through September 13, will feature the work of photographer, Annette Patko, as well as historical documentation and artifacts from the Frances Willard Historical Association and Shorefront Legacy Center. 

Following the reception, at 7 p.m., the Evanston Arts Council will receive on loan from the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Frances Willard House a bronze bust of Frances Willard. The reception celebrating the loan of the sculpture will take place in the first floor lobby of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. 

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center’s Second Floor Gallery is managed by the City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Admission is always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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