The Year of Dawes Starts Now!

EHC is grateful to the Year of Dawes Sponsors and Partners: The Tawani Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Northwestern University Press, Evanston Public Library, Descendants of William Dawes Who Rode Association, Evanston Community Foundation, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Evanston Arts Council,  and the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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2012 walking tours imageEvanston History Center Walking Tours

The Evanston History Center’s popular Walking Tours begin their eighth year in June 2016. Please join us this summer and fall as we take Evanston history on the road again. Tours vary but are occasionally repeated, and are generally offered on the first and third Saturday of the month.
All tours, unless otherwise stated, meet at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston. Tours begin at 11:00 AM and last for 90 minutes. The cost is $20 per person, payable at the door. Reservations are strongly recommended. RSVP to Kris Hartzell, or 847-475-3410.

Click here to learn more and view the full schedule

119th Annual Meeting of the Evanston History Center

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7 pm at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street
Doors open at 6:30 pm with a wine and appetizer reception

6:30-7:00 pm
Special reception honoring the Guild of the Evanston Historical Society

7:00 pm
EHC Annual Meeting

Welcome and President’s report – Eston Gross
Approval of Minutes – Kathy Miehls
Thank you to the Guild – Janet C. Messmer
Director’s and Financial Report – Eden Juron Pearlman
Election of Trustees – Judy Koehler
Conservation Management – Kris Hartzell
Recent Dawes House improvements – Kris Hartzell
Closing Remarks and Questions – Eston Gross

Click here to download and view the 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

Click here to view the bios of the new Board Members up for election

Call 847-475-3410 or e-mail Grace Lehner to learn more.

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.16.03 PM2016 Ice Cream Social

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 1-4 pm
at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street
Free and open to the public!

Join us for an afternoon of summer fun! Come listen to music on the grounds of the Dawes House (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL) watch Kevin Kelly’s hilarious and entertaining magic show, enjoy a serving of Andy’s Frozen Custard, and enjoy free admission to the Dawes House! This is a summer favorite for kids and adults and it is entirely free!

If you have any questions about our Ice Cream Social you can contact us by email, by clicking here.