The rotating exhibit gallery at the Evanston History Center will be closed until February 2, for the installation of the new exhibit “Listen Up!” We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

New Exhibit Opening February 2

Listen Up! On View February 2-June 17, 2018 Audio technologies played a key role in the development of modern mass communication: from wax recording cylinders to the telephone and the radio up to cell phones and the internet. This exhibit explores many historic acoustic machines from our collection of Evanston history. Created to share art…

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Thank You, Landmark Illinois!

Thanks to Landmark Illinois, the EHC is able to further the progress on our $4 million restorations of the beautiful Charles Gates Dawes House. We look forward to having you visit and learning more about the preservation efforts! Click here to view the article

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Under the Buffalo Lecture Series, Winter 2018

“The Future Has Arrived!” Designing Evanston’s First Platinum LEED Home Nathan Kipnis Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7 p.m. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Evanston History Center 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston Admission $10. Payable at the door (Visa, MC, Cash). EHC Members Free Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, architect of Evanston’s first LEED Platinum home, will discuss the challenges involved…

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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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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.