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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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Two big Anniversaries this month – June 4th marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in the Senate – and June 10, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Illinois being the first state to ratify the 19th amendment! In honor of these historic moments, the Evanston Women’s History Project has created […]

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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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In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, EWHP has a full calendar of events planned for March 2019, in partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and other Evanston women’s organizations. On Friday, March 8th from 9-10 a.m. at the Evanston History Center (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a morning […]

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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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By Cate Liabraaten, 2018 Vickie Burke Women’s History Project Intern As the 2018 Vickie Burke Intern for Women’s History, I have spent the summer thinking about  Evanston women and the fight for suffrage. Evanston is an ideal place to study women’s suffrage, because the town can be seen as a microcosm of the national suffrage […]

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The Frances Willard House Museum, in partnership with the Evanston Women’s History Project and Shorefront Legacy Center, is proud to announce the first annual Tour Evanston Women’s History Map. The 2018 map will highlight fifteen women’s history sites throughout Evanston around the theme She Persisted. It will provide a fun, informative and relevant summer activity […]

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In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, EWHP has a full calendar of events planned for March 2018, in partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and other Evanston women’s organizations. On Thursday, March 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at EHC (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a pre-work and school celebration […]

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