Join Illinois Woman’s Press Association in celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8. We are looking back at the history of our organization as well as women’s suffrage. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving American women the right to vote.
We are taking a tour of the Frances E. Willard Home Museum in Evanston. Willard was an important crusader for women’s right to vote, a temperance reformer and an early member of IWPA. We’ll be led on a tour of her home by a guide who will discuss the fight for suffrage and the temperance movement.
Tickets for the tour are $10 per person. Non-members welcome. Use the PayPal link below to reserve your spots by Friday, March 6. No tickets will be sold the day of the tour. We’ll begin promptly at 2 pm.
The nearby Evanston History Center’s new exhibit “Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote” makes a great add-on to the tour. The exhibit is open from 1-4 pm, and is free to the public on March 8.
For more information, contact Cora Weisenberger, IWPA President, at 708-296-8669 or firstname.lastname@example.org