The Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center (EHC), in partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and other Evanston women’s organizations, announces a full calendar of March 2018 events in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

On Thursday, March 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at EHC (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a morning celebration of International Women’s Day, with brief remarks highlighting the work of Evanston women leaders. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but reservations are required as capacity is limited. Women and girls of all ages are welcome. Reservations at

Later on Thursday March 8th International Women’s Day commemorations will continue with a film showing and discussion of I Am Jane Doe sponsored by the YWCA Evanston/NorthShore and other Evanston women’s organizations. This film highlights the stories of several American women who discover their daughters have been the victims of online trafficking. This event will take place from 5:45-8:45 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston). Tickets cost $10 ($5 for students). More info and tickets at:

On Sunday, March 11th there will be special tours at the Frances Willard House (1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston) where visitors can learn more about the WCTU’s historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. The tours will take place from 1-4 p.m. and cost $10. More info at:

On Thursday, March 15th at 7 p.m. Evanston History Center’s “Under the Buffalo” Presentation: (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston) author Pamela Bannos will discuss her new book, Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife. Tickets are $10, payable at the door (EHC and FWHM members are free). A reception sponsored by Whole Foods Evanston begins at 6:30 p.m. and Bookends and Beginnings will have books for signing and sale after the talk. Reservations are recommended, go to

Event sponsors include: Hewn Bakery and Whole Foods Evanston.You can find out more about these events and Evanston’s women’s history at

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Frances Willard House Reopening
Special International Women’s Day Tours

The Frances Willard House Museum will be reopening for tours in March, and will offer special tours in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
On Sunday, March 11th visitors can visit the Frances Willard House and learn about the Women’s Christian Temperance Union’s (WCTU) historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. As the world’s largest women’s organization by 1890, the WCTU took a strong stance against an issue that we still grapple with today. Be inspired as you learn about the ways in which these women worked together to create positive change in the world.
Regular house tours will also be available every Sunday starting March 4th. Come see the house spruced up for the new tour season, and hear about our exciting upcoming programming. The gift shop will also be running a sale, 20% off on all t-shirts and select books.

Tours take place at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston
Cost $10 (free to FWHM members).
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