Women at Work: Women’s History Month 2023

Happy Women’s History Month! This year we are featuring items in our collection where a closer look reveals a hidden story. For Women’s History Month 2023, our theme is Women At Work, and the stories that the desks in the Willard House reveal will be our focus. Mary Thompson Hill Willard’s desk Found in her … Read more

A Little Music to Remember Me By: Frances Willard’s Music Box

One of the objects we often like to highlight in our collection is the music box in the parlor. It was given to Frances Willard as a memorial gift when Mother Willard passed away in 1892.  It was made in Geneva, Switzerland and has a “double mandolin effect”.  It was given to Miss Willard by … Read more

Connecting with the Collections: The Rocking Chair Project

The Frances Willard House Museum (FWHM) is temporarily exhibiting Hanna Dausch’s piece, I Hear You Sing To Me As You Sway. Below is the story and inspiration behind this work, as told by the artist herself. My name is Hanna Dausch and I am currently a senior at The School of the Art Institute of … Read more