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Frances Willard, Star of the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting: Lecture and Tour

Thursday, April 10, 2014
7 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church, 244 East Center Ave., Lake Bluff
$10 lecture only; $15 lecture + tour (members), $20 lecture + tour (non-members)

Don’t miss your chance to hear Frances Willard’s story in the very town where she used to lecture on the benefits of temperance. Mary McWilliams, Docent Coordinator at the Frances Willard House, will give a talk on the renowned social activist and suffragist. Willard (1839-1898) lived in Evanston and was featured as a speaker at the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association. Under her leadership, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) grew to be the largest organization of women in the country and spread its movement worldwide.

The lecture takes place on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Lake Bluff.

Guests can also join us at 11 a.m. on April 12, the Saturday after the lecture, for a tour of the Frances Willard House museum in Evanston, which features a remarkably intact collection of original furnishings and objects from Frances Willard’s residency in the later 1800s. For the tour, meet at 1730 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. 

Tickets are available for the lecture only or as a package deal for the lecture and the tour. Tour reservations must be made in advance due to limited space, but lecture tickets will also be available at the door. Purchase online below or by calling 847.234.5253.