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Frances Willard

World renowned social reformer Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (1839-1898) lived in Evanston for the entirety of her adult life. Through her efforts, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union became the largest women’s organization in the U.S. before 1900, mobilizing countless women to take on a wider role in the world through temperance activism. Her “Do Everything” …

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So, You Think You Know Frances Willard?

Temperance advocate and prohibition supporter. Progressive. Straight-laced. Free-wheeling. Conservative. Radical. These words and more may be what come to mind when you think of Frances Willard. But they don’t fully describe her and in many ways get her entirely wrong. An upcoming talk at the Evanston History Center will tell the true story of Evanston’s …

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New Frances Willard Exhibit

There’s a new exhibit that focuses on Frances Willard open at Northwestern University Library from now through March 18.  Arguably one of the most famous and influential Evanstonians in the 19th century, Willard left her mark on this community and the world. Here’s the link for more information: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/news/archives/003837.html

Frances E. Willard

World renowned social reformer Frances E. Willard (1839-1898) lived in Evanston all her adult life.  Through her efforts, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union became the largest women’s organization in the U.S. before 1900, and mobilized countless women to take on a wider role in the world through temperance activism.  Her “Do Everything” reform agenda included …

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Mary Willard

Mary Bannister Willard (1841-1912), sister-in-law of Frances Willard, trained as a school teacher at North Western Female College in Evanston, Illinois. She served as editor of the WCTU’s monthly newspaper, The Union Signal, for a number of years. Bannister-Willard later became interested in the kindergarten movement. This movement developed new approaches to educating young children, …

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Women’s History Tours

There are several ways you can visit Evanston women’s history sites and locales. Each year, the Evanston History Center hosts a walking tour of Evanston women’s sites. For the most current date and time, visit the history center’s website – https://www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/tours-2/#walkingtours The Frances Willard House Museum is open for tours. Visit their website for more …

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