In Spring 2015, through the course HST 391: Doing Local and Community History (at DePaul University), a group of five undergraduate students were assigned to work with the Frances Willard Historical Association (FWHA)– the organization that maintains the Willard House and Archives in Evanston, IL. As part of our work with the FWHA, we were allowed to develop our own final project for the course in response to our work at Rest Cottage.

In honor of Rest Cottage’s 150th anniversary this year, this site is that project.

The five of us have written pieces about what we found most of interest when collaborating with the FWHA, and working at the Willard Museum and Archives.


 Juan-Fernando León 

 Bryan Rafferty

 Jenna Parcells

 JD Garrastegui

 Peter Haleas


 Amy M. Tyson

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