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2019 Women’s History Walking Tour

Explore the revolutionary history of Evanston’s women by viewing the houses and buildings where they worked to transform our cultural landscape. In partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum. Meets in front of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue. Cost: $20/$15 for Evanston History Center and Frances Willard House Museum members. When: July 21st, 11 a.m. -12:30 …

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A Summer of Exploration

My name is Molly Sampson, I am a current graduate student at Loyola University Chicago studying public history and library science. This summer I had opportunity to work at the Evanston History Center as the Vickie Burke Intern for Women’s History. As the centennial of the ratification of the19th amendment approaches, my research and the …

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Women and Prohibition

There are several ways to connect this year (the 100th anniversary of the 18th Amendment) to the story of women’s activism against alcohol – both locally and nationally. This story reveals the critical nature of this issue for women and the broad reach of temperance activism into many other areas of social reform. In addition …

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Summer 2019 – Evanston Women’s History!

Tour Evanston Women’s History with Summer 2019 Map – She Created! In partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and Shorefront Legacy Center, the Evanston Women’s History Project announces the 2019 Tour Evanston Women’s History Map. The 2019 map addition will feature eight new women’s history sites (along with the original fifteen) around the theme …

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2019 Women’s History Project Internship

The Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Vickie Burke Internship for Women’s History starting January 7, 2019.  Project work in 2019 will be focused on upcoming plans for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Anniversary and will include: continued research on Evanston women and women’s organizations and …

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Saying Goodbye

From the beginning of the Evanston Women’s History Project, there was no question that Lorraine Morton was a fixture in the story of Evanston women. Not only was she the first African-American elected Mayor of Evanston, and only the second woman, she was a pioneer in so many ways – as an educator, politician and …

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