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    Visionary Leader

    Social Reformer

    Women's Rights Advocate

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Just Released – 2018 CWHL Annual Report

Please click here to view the 2018 Center for Women’s History and Leadership Annual report.

Views Talk: New Works in Women’s History

A Temperate and Creole Cosmopolitanism in Frances Harper and Amanda Berry Smith

On Tuesday February 19th, 2019, author Carole Stewart will give a talk titled: “A Temperate and Creole Cosmopolitanism in Frances Harper and Amanda Berry Smith.” Drawing on her recent book, Temperance and Cosmopolitanism: African American Reformers in the Atlantic World, Stewart will address the works and lives of African American author-reformers Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Amanda Berry Smith. At the end of the nineteenth-century, both women were also prominent members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).

The talk will take place from 7-8 p.m. at Deering Library on the Northwestern University campus. The event is free but donations in support of the Willard Museum and Archives will be accepted. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Please use this form to RSVP.

WILLARD ON THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL BUCKET LIST

The Chicago Tribune travel section has recognized the Frances Willard House Museum as #2 on it’s “Bucket List: 20 things to see linked to influential Illinoisans”. Whoohoo! You can check out the article here.

TOUR EVANSTON WOMEN’S HISTORY MAPS AVAILABLE!

It’s not too late to pick up a fun activity for the whole family with our Tour Evanston Women’s History Map, which provides a self-guided tour highlighting fifteen women’s history sites throughout Evanston around the theme, She Persisted. More information available here.

FWHM PARTNERS WITH EVANSTON LIBRARY ON “GIRLS BE HEARD” PROGRAM

In August we were pleased to host participants of Evanston Library’s “Girls Be Heard” program, which empowered participants to use their voices to speak up for themselves and on issues they felt were important. We loved giving a tour for the girls, and sharing Willard’s own journey to learning to use her voice!

DIRECTOR, LORI OSBORNE, FEATURED ON LOCAL PODCAST

The Lisa D Show, a podcast that records in Evanston and celebrates creatives, recently featured our director, Lori Osborne, in an episode of their show. You can check out their conversation about exciting upcoming projects and programs at FWHM here.

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