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

Highlights

Newest Curator’s Pick: Caro’s Court Portrait

This portrait of Caro Dawes was painted by John St. Helier Lander, a noted portrait painter best known for his paintings of members of the royal family. Lander was born in 1868 in Saint Helier on Jersey. After three years at the Royal Academy, he returned to Jersey and set up a studio, though he…

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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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Evanston Rides the Rails

“Evanston Rides the Rails” New this year! Pink and Brown Lines! Saturday, October 20, 2018 Tour starts and ends at the Linden CTA station 349 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (time increased!) Admission: $75 for EHC members, $85 non-members Click here to purchase tickets today Join the EHC for a fully-narrated…

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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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Upcoming Events

October 2018

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  • EHC Closed for Tours, Open for Open House Chicago
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  • UTB “High Risers:” Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing. Ben Austen
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  • Film Screening "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967)
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  • Spooky Story Reading
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  • Trick-or-Treat at Dawes House

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.

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