Speaker’s Bureau

Frances Willard, speaking in England, ca. 1895.

Speakers are available for your organization or club on various topics relating to Illinois and women’s suffrage history. Please be in touch if you are interested in scheduling a talk or presentation.

Topics include: 

  • 100 Years of Women Voting: Illinois Women and the Fight for Suffrage 
  • Introducing Frances Willard: A Pioneering 19th Century Feminist
  • Contact the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center for more information regarding scheduling and fees.
  • Phone: (847) 475-3410 or email at ewhp@evanstonhistorycenter.org.

In addition to talks and presentation, dramatic portrayals are available. See below for a list of presenters based in Illinois who do programs related to women’s suffrage (this is an incomplete list and does not constitute an endorsement). Contact information for each can be found on their websites.

Annette Baldwin presents “The Long Road to Victory,” a portrait of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt.

Leslie Goddard offers a historical portrayal of Alice Paul, as well as a lecture on the 72-year struggle for women’s suffrage.

Laura Keyes offers a historical portrayal of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Phil Passen is a musician who offers “March of the Women: Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage.”

Rebecca Tulloch offers a historical portrayal of Abigail Adams at the time of the American Revolution.

WomanLore offers “Solitude of Self: A Conversation with Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” performed by Eileen Vorbach, adapted and directed by Betsey Means.