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“What is the use of a temperance society in Evanston, where the sale of liquor is already prohibited?”

By Janet Olson, The Center for Women’s History and Leadership Speaking at a Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) meeting in Evanston in 1883, Mrs. Jennette Hauser posed the title question. It was a logical question—after all, Evanston had been dry since 1855, thanks to Northwestern University’s charter, which stated that no alcohol could be sold […]

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Evanston Women’s History Mural Community Input Session

When: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 11:00 am–12:30 pmWhere: Evanston Township High School Welcome Center, room E112; enter through door 1 or 2 You’re invited to be part of Evanston history! Art Encounter’s Evanston Mural Arts Program is leading an exciting mural project this year, celebrating the lives and legacies of notable women leaders in Evanston

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