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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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Two new exhibits are up at local museums and both look to have great women’s history stories included — At LUMA, Loyola University of Chicago’s art museum, Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014, is on display through October 16, 2014. Using historical maps, books, objects, and textiles, Crossings and Dwellings tells the story of […]

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Willard Leadership Weekend

Hope you can join the EWHP for a full weekend of events to culminate the yearlong celebration of Frances Willard’s 175th birthday. On Saturday September 27th, Frances Meets the Future will take place from 10 am to 3 pm at the Woman’s Club of Evanston. This daylong event will begin with morning presentations by historians […]

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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. Cost: $20/$15 for Evanston History Center members. When: August 2, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: All tours begin at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street. Reservations are not needed but they are encouraged via email –ewhp@evanstonhistorycenter.org. […]

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This wonderful documentary about Frances Willard and her work empowering women and girls was created by a Sonia Wanberg, a Junior High student in Chicago, and was a finalist in the National History Day Junior Division. Frances Willard: A Champion for Girls from So Wan on Vimeo.  

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By Kris Hartzell, Director of Facilities and Visitor Services, Evanston History Center Bertha Yerex was the first woman to graduate from the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan.  According to Bertha, when she applied in 1914, the Dean of the college told her that as a woman she was not welcome […]

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The EWHP is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. The Collaborative is moving its offices to the Evanston History Center and will be headquartered in Evanston. The Collaborative’s mission, to support and promote the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation […]

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