Celebrate National Women’s History Month with these Chicago and suburban activities!
March is National Women’s History Month! Commemorate women’s accomplishments and celebrate girl power with these Chicago and suburban events.
Experience Chicago through a different lens with the Vivian Maier’s Chicago exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. Maier was a full-time nanny in North Shore since 1956, but her true passion was photography. Maier photographed everyday Chicago life throughout the 60s and 70s, including various neighborhoods, faces and everyday moments. The exhibit highlights these undiscovered photographs with over 15,000 negatives and 30 home movies. Only a 15 minute walk from the Belden Stratford!
Honor the legacy of the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and visit the Jane Addams Hull House Museum. Jane Addams is remembered for her social reform work, specifically with the impoverished immigrant communities, which she housed at the Hull House. Visitors can learn about Addam’s life and career as they tour the historic house. Only a 12 minute walk from Arkadia Towers!
Take a stroll through the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens! The park, open since 2000, is located between the Widow Clarke House and the Glessner House. The park includes an indoor playground, café, two clubhouses and a statue commemorating Jane Addams amongst a beautiful garden. Only a 4 minute walk from the Vue20 location!
Learn some history of the first-wave feminist movement at the Frances Willard House in Evanston. Frances Willard was a social progressive who fought against gender inequality and founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in 1874, which is still active today. Deemed a National Historic Landmark, the Willard House was both home to Willard and the headquarters of the WTCU. The museum still contains original furniture, books and family photographs and is only a 5 minute drive from AMLI Evanston!