Events

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

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“The Way of Coyote:” Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds. Gavin Van Horn, Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7pm (reception starts at 6:30pm)

International Women’s Day Event, Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m

“A Life Worthwhile:” Lorraine H. Morton. Film Screening, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7pm (reception starts at 6:30pm)

Have a suggestion for an event topic or speaker? Please email Jenny Thompson: jthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org


 

Under the Buffalo Lecture Series Winter 2019

Layers of Landscape: Historical, Urban, Memorial

“The Way of Coyote:”
Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds
Gavin Van Horn

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7 p.m. (reception starts at 6:30 p.m.)
$10 admission. Payable at the door (cash, MC or Visa).
EHC members are free!
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Join us for a talk by Gavin Van Horn, director of cultures of conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature in Chicago. Van Horn will discuss his recent book, The Way of Coyote, in which he reveals the stupendous diversity of species that can flourish in urban landscapes like Chicago. The city has been altered dramatically over a relatively short timespan—its soils covered by concrete and its wetlands drained and refilled. Van Horn’s stories in The Way of Coyote occasionally lament lost abundance, but they also point toward incredible adaptability and resilience, such as that displayed by beavers plying the waters of human-constructed canals or peregrine falcons raising their young atop towering skyscrapers. Bookends and Beginnings hosts a book signing following the presentation. Books will be available for sale at the event.

Gavin Van Horn is the Director of Cultures of Conservation at the Center for Humans and Nature, a nonprofit organization that focuses on and promotes conservation ethics. Van Horn develops and directs a series of interdisciplinary projects relevant to the resilience and restoration of human and natural communities in the Chicagoland region He is co-editor of City Creatures and Wildness and writes and edits the City Creatures blog. He received a BA from Pepperdine University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from the University of Florida, with a specialization in Religion and Nature.

Many thanks to our partner Bookends and Beginnings for making the book sales and signings possible!

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center has a full calendar of events planned for March 2019, in partnership with other Evanston women’s organizations.


International Women’s Day Event, Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL 60201

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Join us for a morning celebration of International Women’s Day. Evanston women of all ages are invited to join us for a “Get To Know You” networking event. A light breakfast will be served. This event is free.

Film Screening.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7 p.m. (reception starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, Il 60201
EHC members are free!
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Educator, Alderman, and Evanston’s first African American Mayor, Lorraine Hairston Morton served the Evanston community for over 50 years, guided by a simple statement her father passed down to her: “only a life of service, is a life worthwhile.” Join us for a screening of A Life Worthwhile, a film which documents and honors Morton’s life, career, and many accomplishments. The film is a production of Shorefront Films. A panel discussion will follow the screening. Presented in partnership with the Evanston Women’s History Project, the Frances Willard House Museum, and Shorefront Legacy Center.

EHC’s Women’s History Month programming is dedicated to Lorraine Morton.