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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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By Alisa Bajramovic, Summer 2015 EWHP Intern The King’s Daughters, Camp Good Will, and the Mary Club were three charity organizations formed around the turn of the century and based, either partly or fully, in Evanston. Each of these charities were either run or greatly staffed by women, and they were created in order to […]

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Join EWHP on May 18th for an evening including an artistic overview of the creative process behind Northlight Theatre’s World Premiere Shining Lives: A Musical with the director/ co-creator, and a panel discussion centered around issues raised in the play. It’s 1922 and the young women of Chicago’s Radium Dial Company are living a dream— […]

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iGEM Summit

An International Gender Equality Movement (iGEM) Summit will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10-3 pm at Harris Hall on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. This event is hosted by iGem, a campus chapter of the United Nation’s Foundation campaign Girl Up, working in collaboration with the Women’s Center and other campus […]

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A locally produced documentary on the history of the Evanston Woman’s Club has been airing on local cable stations and will be shown at a free event at the Evanston Public Library. Produced by The Reporters, The Woman’s Club of Evanston: Making a Difference covers the history of the club throughout its many years of service […]

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Happy 75th birthday to the Frances E. Willard Memorial Library and Archives. Founded to honor Frances Willard’s 100th birthday, this institution continues to be a major resource for telling the story of her life and the work of the many women involved in the temperance movement and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Evanston is lucky […]

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