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Evanston Women’s History Project Events

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center has a full calendar of events planned for March 2019, in partnership with other Evanston women’s organizations. International Women’s Day Event, Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:00 – 10:00 a.mEvanston History Center225 Greenwood StreetEvanston, IL 60201…

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“The Way of Coyote:” Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds Gavin Van Horn

Thursday, February 28, 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. Join us for a talk by Gavin Van Horn, director of cultures of conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature in Chicago. Van Horn will discuss his recent…

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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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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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  • “The Way of Coyote:” Shared Journeys in the Urban Wild with Gavin Van Horn

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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