Chicago’s First Public Art Project to Honor Suffrage Leaders – On the Wings of Change – Makes its Debut in the Wabash Arts Corridor

The Chicago Womxn’s Suffrage Tribute Committee, in conjunction with the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) at Columbia College Chicago, is pleased to announce the completion of a new mural celebrating women and the work of local activists in obtaining the right to vote and the modern struggle for equality.  On the Wings of Change, created by …

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McCulloch Marker Dedication – October 30, 2021

Thank you to everyone who made the park renovations, and marker installation and dedication possible – City of Evanston staff, local government officials, McCulloch family members, the landscaping crew, and the staff and board of the Evanston History Center. It was a blustery fall day at Catharine Waugh McCulloch Park with approximately 100 people in …

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National Votes for Women Trail Marker for Catharine Waugh McCulloch – Dedication October 30th!

The EWHP is pleased to announce that the National Votes for Women Trail Marker for Catharine Waugh McCulloch will be dedicated on Saturday, October 30th at 11 am in the newly renovated McCulloch Park! Save the date and join us in honoring her! In August of 2020 the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (Women’s …

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American Women Commemorate the Great War

Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917-1945 – a Presentation by Allison S. FinkelsteinThursday, September 30, 2021, 7PM (CST) (Hosted on Zoom)Admission: $10 (Payable online or call EHC at 847 475-3410). EHC members Free!Registration Required: Click here to register Join the Evanston History Center for a presentation by historian Allison S. Finkelstein as she …

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Piecing History Together: the story of the Mathilda Dunbar Club

By Sophia Weglarz, EWHP 2021 Summer Intern In my previous blog post, I discussed the 1932 alliance between Evanston’s first Black alderman, Edwin Jourdain, and the first female alderwoman, Daisy Sandidge, when Sandidge ran for Jourdain’s unexpired term at his behest after he was removed for supposed election fraud. Earlier this summer, I wrote about …

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Friends In Unlikely Places: How A “Southern white woman and young Negro man” Changed Evanston Politics

By Sophia Weglarz, EWHP Summer 2021 Intern “A Southern white woman and a young Negro man cooperating in politics against crookedness and against two cheap white male politicians, and being supported by all the blacks and all the most intelligent and influential whites of their ward! Ye gods! What is this country coming to?”[i] This …

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The Incredible Life of Maria Murray, Evanston’s First Black Resident

By Sophia Weglarz, Summer 2021 Evanston Women’s History Project Intern My name is Sophia Weglarz, I am a current undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying cognitive neuroscience and Africana Studies. While I have worked with the Evanston History Center and the Evanston Women’s History Project in previous summers, this summer I have the …

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Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote – Closing Soon!

Visit the Evanston History Center soon to see Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote! Our 2020 exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment closes May 9th. EHC is open for visitors Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm but reservations are required. You can make a reservation at www.evanstonhistorycenter.org.Evanston …

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