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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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Speaker’s Bureau

Speakers are available for your organization or club on various topics relating to Evanston women’s history. Please be in touch if you are interested in scheduling a talk or presentation. Topics include:  100 Years of Women Voting: Illinois Women and the Fight for Suffrage Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote Evanston Women: An …

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Postponed – Performing in the Parlor

Performing in the Parlor: A Literary and Musical Entertainment with Suffrage Songs and Recitations will take place at the Evanston History Center and include an authentic nineteenth-century parlor performance with dramatic readings and woman’s suffrage speeches performed by Fiona Maxwell, as well as nineteenth-century musical selections for guitar, mandolin, and harp guitar performed on historical …

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