The EHC will be closed for tours and research on Thursday, November 22. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

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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Annual Holiday Open House 

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3-5 p.m. At the Evanston History Center in the Dawes House Admission: Free! Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer at the Dawes House. Explore the majestic lakeside mansion decked out for the holidays, view EHC’s exhibits, and enjoy holiday treats and live music in the Great Hall. This event…

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Thank You!

  Thank you to everyone who came out to hear some eerie tales and partake in delicious treats this Halloween. Costumes were welcomed and terrific! In this picture, curatorial assistant Madeline Crispell leads the audience into a shadowy realm. Please note Melody in A and Charles Dawes in the front row!

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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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Upcoming Events

November 2018

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  • UTB “Redlined:” A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community on 1960s Chicago. Linda Gartz
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  • 13th Annual Holiday Food Drive
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  • 13th Annual Holiday Food Drive

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.

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