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On the Same Terms: 150 Years of Women at Northwestern

Marking the 150th anniversary of women’s education at Northwestern University, this exhibition uses documents, images, and artifacts from the University Archives to examine the 1869 decision to admit women students. The story of Evanston women and their community leadership really has its start with Northwestern founding the university and then becoming co-educational. In addition, Evanstonian Frances …

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2019 Women’s History Walking Tour

Explore the revolutionary history of Evanston’s women by viewing the houses and buildings where they worked to transform our cultural landscape. In partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum. Meets in front of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue. Cost: $20/$15 for Evanston History Center and Frances Willard House Museum members. When: July 21st, 11 a.m. -12:30 …

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A Summer of Exploration

My name is Molly Sampson, I am a current graduate student at Loyola University Chicago studying public history and library science. This summer I had opportunity to work at the Evanston History Center as the Vickie Burke Intern for Women’s History. As the centennial of the ratification of the19th amendment approaches, my research and the …

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Women and Prohibition

There are several ways to connect this year (the 100th anniversary of the 18th Amendment) to the story of women’s activism against alcohol – both locally and nationally. This story reveals the critical nature of this issue for women and the broad reach of temperance activism into many other areas of social reform. In addition …

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