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The Evanston Women’s History Project (EWHP) is a collaborative community effort begun in 2007 to document and celebrate women and women’s organizations that have made significant contributions to Evanston history.

Cora Watson, 1968

Cora Watson, 1968

The project focuses on three areas of work — increasing knowledge, building leadership, and growing Evanston as a destination for women’s history tourism. The project has completed work on: a research database of Evanston women and women’s organizations, women’s history curriculum for local schools, tourism materials, and a women’s history exhibit. Still in the planning stages are: a thematic historic district organized around women’s history sites, and a girls leadership program.

Clara, Lu, & Em “Going Somewhere!”

Contact Information and Internships

The Evanston Women’s History Project office is located at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201. The EWHP is directed by Lori Osborne, Historian at the Evanston History Center. The project can be reached by phone at (847) 475-3410 or by email at ewhp@evanstonhistorycenter.org.

Internships at the EWHP are available. Please contact us for more information if you would like to serve as a project intern. Thanks!

National Collaborative For Women’s History Sites

The Evanston History Center is proud to be the home of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. The NCWHS supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that witness American women’s history. For more information, visit the NCWHS web site — www.ncwhs.org.

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