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Cancelled: Women’s Work at the 1893 World’s Fair

September 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10.00

Cancelled: “Women’s Work at the 1893 World’s Fair”
A presentation by Diane Dillon

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize to everyone! We will reschedule it for a later date.

Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 7 pm
In-person event
At the Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL

Join us for a presentation by Diane Dillon exploring the range of contributions women made to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Dillon will discuss the work of Bertha Palmer and the Board of Lady Managers, the protest of Ida B. Wells, the design of the Woman’s Building by architect Sophia Hayden, and the Congress of Representative Women, staged as part of the World’s Congress Auxiliary

Diane Dillon is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library. Her research fields include American art, architecture, and visual culture; World’s fairs; the history of cartography; and Chicago’s history and culture. She curated an exhibition about the World’s Columbian Exposition for the Newberry in 2018. Dillon holds a Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University where she completed a dissertation on the 1893 World’s Fair.

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September 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $10.00
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225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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