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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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Summer 2017 Women’s History Walking Tours

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 Historical Association. Meets in front of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue. Cost: $20/$15 for Evanston History Center and Frances Willard Historical Association members. When: July 15 and October …

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2017 Women’s History Internship

The Evanston Women’s History Project is now accepting applications for the 2017 Vickie Burke Internship for Women’s History. This internship is in conjunction with the Frances Willard Historical Association (FWHA) which manages the Frances Willard House Museum. Both locations are near downtown Evanston and are easily accessed by car and public transportation. Project work could …

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2016 Review – More Work To Do for Women’s History

Here are some highlights from the EWHP in 2016. We are looking forward to a busy 2017! in 2016, the Joan Barr Smith Endowment for Women’s History moved to the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF). Barr Smith was Evanston’s first female mayor and this move honors Joan’s long commitment to both women’s history and Evanston, and …

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Nurses, ‘Hello Girls,’ and Farmerettes: Women in World War I

The EWHP celebrates women’s history month with a look at the roles played by women in World War I. Historian Tricia Smith Scanlan presents: Nurses, ‘Hello Girls,’ and Farmerettes: The Changing Roles of American Women in World War I. The event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7PM, at the Evanston History Center, 225 …

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