Photo from the League of Women Voters

Some Evanstonians may not know that Evanston held a rally to celebrate winning the right to vote for women in Illinois seven years ahead of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. And they may not know that the author of the Illinois bill was Evanston attorney Catharine Waugh McCulloch. These and other hallmarks of Evanston’s leadership role in the suffrage movement will be remembered on June 14 with a re-enactment of a 1913 rally that was described as “the largest public demonstration in the history of Evanston.” The League of Women Voters of Evanston, in collaboration with the City of Evanston, the Frances Willard Historical Association, the Evanston History Center; the Woman’s Club of Evanston, and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, is spearheading the event. The rally will take place on the lawn of Willard House Museum.