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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 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.

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!

Partnership with Frances Willard House Museum and Archives

The EWHP was originally located at the Frances Willard House Museum and has its origins there. After its move to the Evanston History Center in 2009, the EWHP maintained a strong connection and partnership with the Willard House. Collaborative projects in recent years include the 2015 celebration of Frances Willard’s 175th birthday, annual women’s history month lectures, and walking tours of Evanston women’s history.

National Collaborative For Women’s History Sites

The EWHP is proud to have a connection to the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites through its offices located at the Frances Willard House Museum and Archives. 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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