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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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By Sophia Weglarz, EHC Summer Intern 2018 In my case, the world smelled of hundreds of biographical files, which certainly did not smell of roses. Even so, there was very little that could subvert my interest of these files or of the stories within them. This summer, in hopes of learning more about different women […]

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The 2018 Tour Evanston Women’s History Map highlights the stories of fifteen Evanston women and women’s organizations around the theme She Persisted. It provides a fun, informative and relevant summer activity for self-guided walking, biking and driving tours. The map costs $10 and will be available for purchase from 1-4 pm Thursdays and Sundays at the Frances […]

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April 6, 2017 marks the centennial of the U.S. entry into WorldWarOne. The EvanstonHistoryCenter is chronicling some of the fascinating stories behind Evanston’s role in the war and the people who fought, served, and died. In honor of this somber anniversary, EHC is highlighting the story of Helen Wood, a resident of the city, who came […]

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Evanston Women and the 19th is a web resource that was introduced by the Evanston Women’s History Project last fall. The information on the collections is valuable, and recent updates make the materials more interactive and engaging for visitors. These updates include: a new contextual timeline that opens the exhibit, offering visitors a view of […]

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In partnership with the Frances Willard Historical Association. Meets in front of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue. Explore the revolutionary history of Evanston’s women by viewing the houses and buildings where they worked to transform our cultural landscape. Cost: $20/$15 for Evanston History Center and Frances Willard Historical Association members. When: June 18 and September […]

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Evanston’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at First Methodist Church, 516 Church Street. The keynote speaker this year is Dr. Beth Richie, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her presentation is titled Gender Violence: Addressing Injustice. All are invited to: ENGAGE […]

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2013 brings the 100th anniversary of two important women’s history moments – one with a national interest, one with a particular interest in Evanston and Illinois. In March of 2013, the nation will mark the anniversary of the 1913 Washington D.C. suffrage parade. The crowd response to this parade, turning a peaceful march into a […]

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A 100 Year Old Clubhouse!

A new blog post on the Evanston History Center blog highlights the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Woman’s Club of Evanston’s clubhouse in 2013. The WCE has since its founding in 1889 made a huge contribution to the community, and part of the reason its has endured is because of the place it holds within […]

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The EWHP is pleased to share these very interesting articles from Shorefront Journal, the blog of the Shorefront Legacy Center which works to document the story of African Americans on the North Shore and in Evanston. Shorefront has from the beginning been an important partner with the Evanston Women’s History Project, helping us capture the […]

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