The Evanston History Center will be closed for tours and research on Thursday, November 23. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

Thank You for Joining Us for Evanston Rides the Rails

Evanston Rides the Rails, the latest trip of EHC’s Evanston on the Go, welcomed 129 enthusiastic railroad aficionados on Saturday, November 4.  Aboard vintage 1970s CTA cars, riders saw the trip along the purple and yellow lines in a new light. Railroad historians from the CTA were on board to narrate,  sharing little-known stories of…

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Consider Donating to EHC’s Annual Appeal!

Please be part of preserving Evanston’s unique and irreplaceable history by giving a 2017 year-end gift to the Evanston History Center’s Annual Appeal. Your gift supports the day-to-day operations of the History Center. Donate Online Today! Highlights of 2017: Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bayles’ exhibit, “From Darkness to Light: Images of the Underground Railroad” was the focal…

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Save the Date for EHC’s Annual Holiday Open House

Annual Holiday Open House 12th Annual Food Drive Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1-4 p.m. At the Evanston History Center in the Dawes House 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, crafts for kids…

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#GivingTuesday

Your gift to the Evanston History Center keeps our organization alive. It helps us protect the collection with the latest techniques in conservation. It helps us continue to mount award-winning exhibits. It supports our two (free!) annual public events, the Ice Cream Social on the last Saturday of July and the Holiday Open House, early…

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Upcoming Events

November 2017

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  • Under the Buffalo Lecture: "Jacqueline:" A Portrayal of Jackie Kennedy
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  • 12th Annual 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.