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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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Frances Willard: A Champion For Girls

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.  

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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The Woman’s 4th of July

Even the 4th of July has a women’s history connection in Evanston. Visit the Frances Willard House and Northwestern University Library websites for more of this important story! https://www.northwestern.edu/150-years-of-women/learn/library-exhibit/fireworks-and-fire.html Happy 4th!