The EHC will be closed for tours and research 9/14 – 9/19, 2018. The EHC will reopen on 9/20, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

“Evanston Rides the Rails” Join us for a fully-narrated tour of the CTA’s Pink and Brown Lines on a chartered, vintage CTA train Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tour begins and ends at the Linden Avenue El station in Wilmette Admission: $75 member, $85 non-member Click here to purchase tickets today…

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Sesquicentennial of a Storied Evanston Block by Frank Cicero, Jr.

Sesquicentennial of a Storied Evanston Block by Frank Cicero, Jr. One hundred fifty years ago, in 1868, platting of undeveloped land in Evanston reached the lake’s edge east of the town center and south of Northwestern University. Settlement had been occurring further west, along Ridge Avenue from Chicago into southern Evanston, near the railroad station at…

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Thank you to all who attended the Melody in August party

Party guests dressed in their 1960s inspired, finest while dining on delicious food and dancing to 1960s music provided by the Ken Arlen Orchestra.  Guests also were the first to enjoy our new exhibit Evanston 1968: Seasons of Change, all while supporting  Evanston History Center’s mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the rich history of…

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NEW EXHIBIT NOW OPEN!

Evanston 1968: Seasons of Change August 25, 2018 – May 13, 2019 Revisit the tumultuous year of 1968 in our new exhibit, Evanston 1968: Seasons of Change. Fifty years ago emerging dissatisfaction with the existing order spontaneously coalesced into a movement of protest and social activism. Before the development of social media, disparate voices of…

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Upcoming Events

September 2018

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  • UTB “The Leopold and Loeb Files” An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes. Nina Barrett
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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.

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