History is alive at the Dawes House. Each year, thousands come to explore the questions history provokes, feel the excitement of discovery, and experience the thrill of examining artifacts and reading directly from original documents.
All of us who care about preserving Evanston’s history have the opportunity to safeguard one of our most visible and important artifacts, the Dawes House. The Capital Campaign will ensure that, with your help.
The Year of Dawes! The Evanston History Center has officially launched the “Year of Dawes.” Join us for a series of events in (and out of) the lakefront mansion that Charles Dawes and family called home for nearly half a century. Through the doors of the Dawes House once passed royalty, movie stars, and political powerhouses. Today, the doors are open to everyone thanks to the fact that Charles Dawes donated his house so that future generations could see a way of life that belongs to the now vanished 20th century.
The Evanston History Center celebrates Charles Dawes’ 150th birthday and the “Year of Dawes,” a yearlong series of programs, publications, and exhibits designed to reexamine the life and career of one of Evanston’s most famous citizens. Click here for the full story.
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The Dawes House makes a wonderful venue for holiday parties! The house will be decorated for the holidays fromDecember 1st to January 3rd. Many dates are still available; to plan your event please contact Kris Hartzell.
The Evanston History Center was proud to participate in bringing the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s annual festival of great architecture, Open House Chicago, to Evanston this year. For the first time in its five-year history, OHC included an area outside the Chicago city limits, and that destination was Evanston. The Evanston History Center joined thirteen other…
The Evanston History Center is proud to participate in Open House Chicago as it includes Evanston in its celebration of remarkable architecture. The Dawes House will be free and open to the publicon Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Be sure to visit all fourteen notable buildings in…
Charles Gates Dawes is mentioned in this August 27, 2015 New York Times article about Warren G. Harding, fitting to see him mentioned on his birthday! Check out the article by clicking here.
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