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    Visionary Leader

    Social Reformer

    Women's Rights Advocate

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A Simple Christmas: Willard House in 1887 Holiday Tours

FWHM will offer special holiday tours Sundays in December. Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us as we turn back the clock and revisit Christmas at the Willard House in 1887. At that time the house served as home to Willard and her mother, and as office space and a dormitory for women working in the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Christmas day was an opportunity for the bustling household to take a break from work and enjoy a simple holiday celebration.

The tours will take place on Sundays, December 2, 9 and 16, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and cost $10 for adults and $5 for students (FWHM members are free for all tours and programs). No RSVP necessary, just drop on by.

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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