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The story of Evanstonian Eda Lord Dixon (1876-1926) and her career as an artist and entrepreneur is highlighted in this wonderful article by two curators connected to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It all starts with the mystery of a beautiful object in their collection and their search for more information […]

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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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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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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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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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I began volunteering at the Evanston History Center (home of the Evanston Women’s History Project) in 2010 and, since that time, it has become a significant and fulfilling part of my life in the community. My experience began with organizing and cataloging historical source material, including the extensive newspaper clipping files – my personal favorite […]

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Untold Stories: Enslaved People in the Home of the Grimke Family By Louise W. Knight Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7pm When we think about how enslaved people responded to their bondage, we often think first of those who liberated themselves through the underground railroad, but this is only part of the story. Join us for a […]

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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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The Evanston Women’s History Project is excited to unveil a new web resource that will highlight the contributions Evanston women and organizations made to making the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, removing gender restrictions on voting, possible. People today associate this accomplishment with well-known figures like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but there […]

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