Celebrating Women's Right to Vote
On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in partnership with the Fort Dearborn Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a ceremony commemorating "100 Years of Women's Right to Vote!" on the property of the Frances Willard House Museum, which is part of the WCTU owned headquarters complex, located in Evanston, Illinois.
The program included:
The History of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union by Merry Lee Powell, NWCTU President
Dedication of the Commemorative Quilt - "100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote; Do Everything"created by Bunny S. Galladora, National Director of Public Relations
History of the Suffrage Movement and the NWCTU by Kathleen E. Johnson, Vice President, NWCTU
Prominent Suffragists in Our Ranks by Nancy Schultz, Regent, Fort Dearborn Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Attendance was by personal invitation only to maintain safe numbers for assembly during the COVID-19 precautions. The Current State & Local Evanston COVID-19 Guidelines for Safe Assembly were adhered to. This had been planned as a large event. Thank you for understanding.