The Evanston History Center will be closed for the 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. tours on Saturday, June 2. There will be a 1 p.m. tour. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

121st Annual Meeting of the Members of the Evanston History Center

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:30 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Meeting The 121st annual meeting of the members of the Evanston History Center will be held at the Dawes House on Wednesday, June 13th. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. meeting. Join us for a special meeting with keynote speaker, Evanston’s own Frank Cicero, who will give a presentation entitled “Creating the…

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EHC on the Go – Trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

EHC On the Go Black Point Estate Take a trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission: $100, $90 EHC Members Purchase tickets today! Join the Evanston History Center on an exciting tour of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – the “Newport of the West” on Saturday, June 16. Itinerary:…

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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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ETHS students in DC the day MLK was assassinated

On April 4, 1968, a group of Evanston Township High School (ETHS) students and their adult chaperones were in Washington, D.C., on a spring-break visit to the nation’s capital. Until about 7:30 p.m. or so that day, the trip had gone as planned. But as we approached the entrance to the Jefferson Memorial, which we…

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Upcoming Events

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  • POP UP! at the Evanston History Center: "The Shure Unidyne:" The Microphone that Amplified the 20th Century
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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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