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Temperance and Suffrage

Happy Women’s Equality Day! It’s been a busy summer of discovery for the Evanston Women’s History Project, thanks to the work of Marie Pellisier, our 2017 Vickie Burke Women’s History Intern. Marie spent the summer researching the links between the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the women’s suffrage movement. Her research will be a […]

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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 Historical Association. Meets in front of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue. Cost: $20/$15 for Evanston History Center and Frances Willard Historical Association members. When: July 15 and October […]

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Women Making Change

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Women Making Change will be held on March 25th at the Unitarian Church of Evanston from 6-8:30 pm. The event will include dinner, conversation and a question: What can we learn from the stories of black women in Evanston about the way forward? Speakers will include: Historian Dr. Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Morris […]

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The Evanston Women’s History Project is now accepting applications for the 2017 Vickie Burke Internship for Women’s History. This internship is in conjunction with the Frances Willard Historical Association (FWHA) which manages the Frances Willard House Museum. Both locations are near downtown Evanston and are easily accessed by car and public transportation. Project work could […]

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Here are some highlights from the EWHP in 2016. We are looking forward to a busy 2017! in 2016, the Joan Barr Smith Endowment for Women’s History moved to the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF). Barr Smith was Evanston’s first female mayor and this move honors Joan’s long commitment to both women’s history and Evanston, and […]

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This year, Evanston is very much honoring this occasion with two events planned. And, if you miss the events, you can still see the two exhibits that are mentioned. Details from the City of Evanston website: Art Exhibition Opening Reception to be Followed by Celebration of Loan of Frances Willard Sculpture The City of Evanston […]

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The EWHP celebrates women’s history month with a look at the roles played by women in World War I. Historian Tricia Smith Scanlan presents: Nurses, ‘Hello Girls,’ and Farmerettes: The Changing Roles of American Women in World War I. The event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7PM, at the Evanston History Center, 225 […]

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By Janice Zulkey, Pierian Club Member The end of the 19th century was a time of tremendous growth in the country. As the United States was developing into a capable national state there was a new emphasis on education and self-improvement across the country. For those who had limited opportunities for formal education, women in […]

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The Evanston Women’s History Project is pleased to announce the creation of the Vickie Burke Internship for Women’s History, honoring her work for women and for the EWHP. Started in 2007, Evanston Women’s History Project is based at the Evanston History Center in Evanston, Illinois. The mission of the EWHP is to document and celebrate the significant […]

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Saturday, September 26th What: Walking Tour through Evanston’s Amazing Women’s History When: 11:00 am-12:30 pm Where: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue Sunday September 27th What: 150th Anniversary Celebration of Frances Willard’s “Rest Cottage” When: 1:00-4:00 pm Where: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue Come enjoy two activities celebrating Evanston’s long history and the women […]

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