Highlights

Open House Chicago

Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission: Free October 14 & 15, 2017 the Chicago Architecture Foundation(CAF) hosts the seventh-annual Open House Chicago (OHC), a free event that takes the public behind the scenes at more than 200 of the greatest spaces and places in the city and…

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Evanston Rides the Rails!

Don’t Miss This Fantastic Trip! Saturday,  November 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Tour starts and ends at the Linden CTA station 349 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 Admission: $75 for EHC members, $85 for non-members. The Evanston History Center invites you to take a narrated tour through the history of the railroads, street railways, electric lines, and electric…

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Thank You!!

Thank you to all who came out for “Melody in August,” EHC’s annual late summer gala. It was a terrific night! The Dawes House looked spectacular, the food was delicious, and the band was wonderful! It was a magical night with the house full of music and conversation. Thank you all for supporting the Evanston…

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2017 Ice Cream Social Draws a Crowd!

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Annual Ice Cream Social. It was a wonderful afternoon, filled with lots of entertainment and delicious treats. Click here to check out what Evanston Now had to say about the annual event!  

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Upcoming Events

September 2017

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  • Evanston's Lakefront Walking Tour
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  • EHC Closed for Tours
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  • Prairie School Camelot Bus Tour (New this year!)
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  • Yoga on the Lawn
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  • Under the Buffalo Lecture: "What the Lady Wants:" A Portrait of Chicago and Marshall Fields in the Gilded Age"
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Become a Member!

With your membership you support our mission to collect, preserve and share all of Evanston's history for generations to come. And you receive great Member Benefits.

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.

Make a Reservation!

Reservations for some events can now be made online! Click here to go to our events page and click on the reservation forms toward the top of the page.