Why did Frances Willard call Evanston a “Paradise for Women?”
Find out as you trace her steps and those of the other fascinating women in a walking tour originating at the National Historic Landmark Willard House at 1730 Chicago Ave., Evanston on Saturday, June 14, at 1 p.m. The event is open to the public, $20 per person ($15 FWHA members). Visit franceswillardhouse.org for advance reservations.
Led by the FWHA (Frances Willard Historical Association) Board President and architectural historian Kris Hartzell, the walking tour will begin at Willard House, stop by Willard Hall on the Northwestern University campus and continue through residential Evanston.
The accomplishments of many women who dared to assert their rights in the early years of the woman’s movement will be illuminated. The pioneering personas of Willard and her peers helped to shape Evanston into a national presence.
The “Evanston: “A Paradise For Women”” Historical Walking Tour on Saturday, June 14 is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. (Rain date is Sunday, June 15 at 1pm.)
The FWHA celebrates history while working to inspire and encourage leadership and broad participation in civic life as Willard's lasting legacy.