About

Frances Willard House Museum & Archives – just part of what we do

 

The Frances Willard Historical Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that manages the Frances Willard House Museum, and the Frances Willard Memorial Library and Archives. Our mission is to inspire and encourage everyone to exercise civic leadership as Frances Willard’s lasting legacy.

Mission

The Frances Willard Historical Association preserves and interprets the Frances Willard House Museum and its historic collections to promote vibrant discussion of Willard’s life and her work on behalf of women, temperance and human rights. The Association works to inspire and encourage everyone to exercise civic leadership as Willard’s lasting legacy.  Educational uses of the Frances Willard House Museum, its grounds, and the Memorial Library and Archives benefit a local and global community of visitors, educators, and scholars.  The Frances Willard Historical Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.

Board of Directors

  • Vickie Burke – Chair
  • Bonnie Wilson – Vice Chair
  • Ann Carstensen – Secretary
  • Kathy Bell– Treasurer
  • Melba Funk – WCTU Director
  • Gena Johnson – Director
  • Sarah Ward – WCTU Director

Volunteer Staff

  • Glen Madeja – Executive Director
  • Rachel Lewis – Scholar in Residence
  • Emilie Hogan – Director, Advocacy and Community Engagement
  • Alice Burton – Director, Social Media and Visitor Services
  • Janet Steidl – Restoration Designer
  • Janet Olson- Archivist
  • Lori Osborne – Archives Consultant
  • Chad Comello – Archives Processor
  • Sharon Bogetz – Docent
  • Patrick Fox – Docent
  • Elli Klein – Docent
  • Prue Moylen – Docent

Community Partners

Frances Willard, Alpha Phi national president 1888

Frances Willard, Alpha Phi national president 1888

  • Alpha Phi Foundation
  • Evanston History Center
  • Evanston Women’s History Project
  • First United Methodist Church
  • League of Women Voters Evanston
  • Shorefront Legacy Center
  • Woman’s Club of Evanston
  • YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Supporters

See our list of major supporters and grantors over the past 3 years.

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