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Highlights

100 Years Ago – Prohibition Amendment is Ratified

100 Years Ago – Prohibition Amendment is Ratified by Lori Osborne, EHC Historian January 16, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th amendment, making national prohibition of alcohol the law of the land. While prohibition itself did not fully take effect until one year later in January 1920 (when the Volstead…

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“The Vanishing City:” Excavating the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 Rebecca Graff

“The Vanishing City:” Excavating the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893Rebecca Graff Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7 p.m.  (reception starts at 6:30 p.m.)$10 admission. Payable at the door (cash, MC or Visa).EHC members are free!Click here to make a reservation. The 1893 World’s Fair lasted for only six months before its structures “vanished.” But the fair’s…

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Donate to the EHC’s 2018 Annual Appeal

Please be part of preserving Evanston’s unique and irreplaceable history by giving to the Evanston History Center’s Annual Appeal. Your gift supports the day-to-day operations of the History Center. Donate Online Today! Highlights from the 2017/2018 year: Tours and Rentals 1,538 people visited the Dawes House for individual tours and 660 people for group tours.…

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A Look Back: Charles Gates Dawes Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Charles Gates Dawes, Nobel Peace Laureate Along with Sir Austen Chamberlain, Evanston’s own Charles Gates Dawes was co-recipient of the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize from the Nobel Committee (awarded in 1926). Dawes received the award for his work as chair of the committee that created a plan (the “Dawes Plan”) to stabilize the German economy…

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View Toward the Future: The Capital Campaign

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.

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