August 26, 2020, will mark a significant moment in American women’s history: the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Evanston women were integral to the local, state and national women’s suffrage movements.

Exhibit Opening – Save the Date
The exhibit Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote is now open.

This new exhibit at the Evanston History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave American women the right to vote.

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote shares the story of the critical role that Evanston women like Frances Willard, Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, and Catharine Waugh McCulloch, and many others played in local, state, and national women’s suffrage movements. The exhibit will explore the tactics and strategies that suffragists used through the use of original artifacts, archival materials, costumes, and photographs from the EHC collection.

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote will be up through December of 2020. The exhibit will be open on Thursday – Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Regular admission is $10, free for children 10 and under.

Rightfully Hers, a popup exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. The exhibit will be on display through March at the Evanston History Center.

To see a full list of 2020 events click here to visit the Evanston Women’s History Project site.