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2019 Women’s History Project Internship

The Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Vickie Burke Internship for Women’s History starting January 7, 2019.  Project work in 2019 will be focused on upcoming plans for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Anniversary and will include: continued research on Evanston women and women’s organizations and …

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Saying Goodbye

From the beginning of the Evanston Women’s History Project, there was no question that Lorraine Morton was a fixture in the story of Evanston women. Not only was she the first African-American elected Mayor of Evanston, and only the second woman, she was a pioneer in so many ways – as an educator, politician and …

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Evanston and Suffrage – National Strategies, Local Work

By Cate Liabraaten, 2018 Vickie Burke Women’s History Project Intern As the 2018 Vickie Burke Intern for Women’s History, I have spent the summer thinking about  Evanston women and the fight for suffrage. Evanston is an ideal place to study women’s suffrage, because the town can be seen as a microcosm of the national suffrage …

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Fifteen Evanston Women Who Persisted

The 2018 Tour Evanston Women’s History Map highlights the stories of fifteen Evanston women and women’s organizations around the theme She Persisted. It provides a fun, informative and relevant summer activity for self-guided walking, biking and driving tours. The map costs $10 and will be available for purchase from 1-4 pm Thursdays and Sundays at the Frances …

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Tour Evanston Women’s History with New Map Summer 2018

The Frances Willard House Museum, in partnership with the Evanston Women’s History Project and Shorefront Legacy Center, is proud to announce the first annual Tour Evanston Women’s History Map. The 2018 map will highlight fifteen women’s history sites throughout Evanston around the theme She Persisted. It will provide a fun, informative and relevant summer activity …

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Celebrating Evanston Women: Past, Present and Future

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, EWHP has a full calendar of events planned for March 2018, in partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and other Evanston women’s organizations. On Thursday, March 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at EHC (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a pre-work and school celebration …

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2018 Women’s History Project Internship

The Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center is now accepting applications for the 2018 Vickie Burke Internship for Women’s History. This internship is in conjunction with the Frances Willard House Museum. Both locations are near downtown Evanston and are easily accessed by car and public transportation. Project work in 2018 will be …

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