Recreating a Nineteenth Century Literary and Musical Leisure
The Frances Willard Home Museum will have a good time the reopening of the museum and kick off a brand new sequence of public packages, Arts on the Willard Home, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. This outside recreation of a nineteenth century “literary and musical leisure” will characteristic storytelling items tailored and carried out by Fiona Maxwell and American parlor guitar music carried out by the Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo.
Evanston within the nineteenth century housed a vibrant neighborhood of elocutionists and musicians. In houses, voluntary societies and faculties, girls and ladies gained abilities in self-expression and collaboration that they mobilized to battle for gender equality and social reform. A trailblazing orator and bestselling creator, Frances Willard helped lay the muse for successive generations of socially aware and artistically modern girls in Evanston and world wide.
The occasion known as A Nice Sunday Afternoon in reference to entertainments held at many Chicago settlement homes throughout the Nineties. Evanston girls typically organized or carried out at these gatherings, which have been meant to foster “good fellowship” throughout boundaries of age, gender, class, race, ethnicity and faith.
The occasion is free and welcomes viewers members of all ages. Attendees are requested to carry their very own seating and unfold out throughout the garden.