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August 2020

Evanston Women’s Suffrage History Walking Tour

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$20

This tour meets at Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston In this historic year of women’s suffrage, discover the prominent role Evanston women played in fighting for women’s rights on this walking tour that starts at the Frances Willard House and winds through nearby neighborhoods. The cost is $20 per person/$15 for members unless otherwise stated. Contactless payment is required when registering for a tour. Registration is REQUIRED! RSVP to Kris Hartzell, or 847-475-3410. All guests must wear a mask and practice…

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The Vote: A WTTW Community Screening

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join WTTW and the EWHP for a virtual community screening and conversation of The Vote. One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, American Experience’s The Vote tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote—a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. After the screening, Sylvia Ewing, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Outreach at Elevate Energy will moderate…

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Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March

August 18 - August 26
Free

One way women fought for the right to vote was to take part in suffrage rallies and marches. Carrying signs and wearing sashes and buttons, they gathered in local towns like Evanston, and big cities like Chicago and Washington, DC, to demonstrate support for voting rights for women. When: Any time between August 18-26, 2020. The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920 and officially added to the constitution on August 26, 1920. What: Go on a walk, hike…

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Voting Rights Symposium

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Recent headlines tell of reduced polling places, names taken off voter rolls, and requests for identification in places where none is required. One hundred years after the 19th Amendment affirmed women’s right to vote in the United States, many of these issues have become even more pressing. Roadblocks to exercising the right to vote still exist today, especially amongst minorities and the under-educated. In honor of the 19th Amendment Centennial, this thought-provoking discussion will examine what barriers still exist, preventing American…

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Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote – Facebook Live Tour

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Lori Osborne, curator of the Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote exhibit, will give a tour of exhibit highlights via Facebook Live on the Evanston History Center's Facebook page. The tour will include an unveiling of the National Votes for Women Trail historic marker for Evanston suffragist, Catharine Waugh McCulloch.

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Rightfully Hers Exhibit Re-Opening

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Rightfully Hers is a popup exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. It will reopen to the public on August 26th at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street. Other locations to be announced later. Reservations are required due to space limitations. More details…

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Exhibit Re-Opening: Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

For the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and Women's Equality Day, Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote will reopen to the public from 12-4 p.m. at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street. Telling the story of Evanston women and their strategic and critical work for women’s suffrage, the exhibit features archival resources, artifacts and costumes from the EHC collection. Reservations are required due to space limitations. More details to follow.

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September 2020

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers Book Launch with Martha S. Jones

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Frances Willard House Museum in conversation with Martha S. Jones author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote and Insisted on Equality for All (Basic/2020) and Leslie Harris (moderator), professor, Department of History, Northwestern University. FREE, Book Launch and Reception About the Book: In the standard story, the suffrage crusade began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. But this overwhelmingly…

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October 2020

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote

October 27 @ 7:00 pm

Evanston women were at the forefront of the intellectual and strategic battle for women’s suffrage. Lori Osborne, Director of the Evanston Women’s History Project, will give a talk based on her research for the exhibit Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote on Tuesday October 27 at 7 pm online.

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