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Frances Willard House

1730 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

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Built in 1865, and patterned after a design by Andrew J. Downing, this Evanston house was home to Frances Willard (1839-1898).

Frances Willard was one of the most prominent social reformers in the 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform movements including woman’s suffrage, women’s economic and religious rights, prison reforms, education reforms and labor reforms. The Frances Willard Historical Association operates the Frances Willard House, Willard’s home from its construction in 1865 until her death in 1898.

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Evanston Plein Air Festival

Various Locations in Evanston •  Jul 13 – Jul 21

Art meets nature and architecture during Evanston Made's Plein Air Festival. Experience this citywide art festival with painting demonstrations, parties and an art market.

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Evanston Folk Festival

Dawes Park •  Sep 07 – Sep 08

Enjoy a celebration of the rich folk music tradition at Evanston Folk Festival, held at the picturesque Dawes Park along Lake Michigan.

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