The Evanston History Center will be closed for tours and research Monday, August 20 – Sunday, August 26. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

Statement on Preservation Advocacy from the EHC Director

Dear Patron, Recently there have been a lot of preservation issues in the news in Evanston and people may be wondering what role the Evanston History Center (EHC) plays when such issues arise. As our mission is to collect and preserve Evanston’s history, we are of course interested and concerned when that amazing history is…

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EHC Historic Newspapers Now Online

The Evanston History Center is excited to announce that a portion of its Historic Newspaper Collection is now online through HathiTrust digital library. The newspapers that are now available date from 1872-1922 and are from three separate newspapers published during those years: the Evanston Index (June 6, 1872 to December 19, 1914), the Evanston Daily…

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MELODY IN August Party

Saturday, August 25, 2018 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street Admission: $150/person Click here to get your tickets today! Mark your calendars for EHC’s “Melody in August” party, Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Evanston History Center. This year the melody will have a…

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Thanks for coming to the Ice Cream Social!

Thanks to everyone who came out the ice cream social on Saturday. We had lovely weather, wonderful entertainers, great volunteers and sponsors, and lots of delicious treats! A great big thank you to Yofresh Yogurt Cafe for providing the frozen yogurt! And thanks to the Ridgeville Band, Magician Kevin Kelly, and Shannon and Curtis for…

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Upcoming Events

August 2018

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  • Burnham in Evanston Walking Tour
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  • Evanston History Center Closed for Staff In-service
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  • MELODY IN August
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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.

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.

Click here to learn why it’s a good idea to give, or click here to donate now.