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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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Evanston is New Home for NCWHS!

The EWHP is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. The Collaborative is moving its offices to the Evanston History Center and will be headquartered in Evanston. The Collaborative’s mission, to support and promote the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation …

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Three Great Events in March 2014

The Evanston Women’s History Project is proud to be a partner in three great upcoming events in March, just in time for Women’s History Month. On Friday, March 7th, Evanston will mark International Women’s Day 2014 with a breakfast celebration and keynote speech by Scheherazade Tillet, one of today’s rising female activists and an emerging voice in the movement …

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A great presentation is coming up next week at the Northwestern University Library with local women’s history connections. Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D., Professor of English at New Jersey City University and author of the book Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance, will present her speech “Reading the Remnants: …

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A historic statue with Evanston women’s history connections is recreated and restored to its home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The Evanston based Woman’s Christian Temperance Union originally gave the statue to the City of Chicago. Though the concrete fountain which served as the base of the statue remained, the bronze statue itself had been stolen …

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Lorraine Morton

Wonderful post on the Shorefront blog with the story of Lorraine Hairston Morton, former Mayor of Evanston. http://shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/lorraine-hairston-morton-i-am-more-than-my-smile/

100 Years of Illinois Women Voting: Evanston Celebrates!

100 years ago in June 1913, Illinois women won the right to vote. The story of the battle for suffrage in Illinois is important for several reasons: Illinois was the first state east of the Mississippi to expand the vote to women; Illinois was a more populous state than any previous state to give women …

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