The Evanston History Center will be closed for tours on Sunday, June 24, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

MELODY IN August Party

Saturday, August 25, 2018 7 to 10 p.m. Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street Join the Evanston History Center as we celebrate the extraordinary year – 1968! Click here to get your tickets today!

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Annual Ice Cream Social

Saturday, July 28 1:00 – 4:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of summer fun! Come listen to music on the grounds of the Dawes House (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL). Watch Kevin Kelly’s hilarious and entertaining magic show and enjoy free admission to the Dawes House! This is a summer favorite for kids and adults and…

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Tour Evanston Women’s History with New Map Summer 2018

The Frances Willard House Museum, in partnership with the Evanston Women’s History Project and Shorefront Legacy Center, is proud to announce the first annual Tour Evanston Women’s History Map. The 2018 map will highlight fifteen women’s history sites throughout Evanston around the theme She Persisted. It will provide a fun, informative and relevant summer activity for self-guided…

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The Sit-In at Northwestern University, May 1968

Fifty years ago, a group of Black students at Northwestern University made headlines. On May 3, 1968, they occupied the university’s business office (commonly known as the bursar’s office) and announced that they would not leave until their demands were met. Their demands, submitted to university officials in April 1968, focused on a wide range…

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Upcoming Events

June 2018

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  • Architectural Evanston Walking Tour
  • EHC open for 1 p.m. tour only today
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  • 121st Annual Meeting of the members of the Evanston History Center
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  • EHC on the Go - Trip to Lake Geneva, Wi
  • Burnham in Evanston Walking Tour
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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.