Events

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Janet C. Messmer, “Valedictory Address,” Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7 p.m. (reception starts at 6:30pm)

I Am Jane Doe Film Showing, Thursday, March 8 2018 5:45 p.m.

Pamela Bannos, “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife,” Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7 p.m. (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 2018

 


“Valedictory Address”
Janet C. Messmer

Thursday, February 22, 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

After 27 years serving as the costume curator at the Evanston History Center, Janet C. Messmer will take a look back (and forward) upon her retirement. Messmer will discuss the changes the collection has undergone during her tenure and she will also discuss highlights from some of the exhibits she has designed and curated. She will also reflect on the people to whom she is grateful and share her hopes for the future.

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“Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife”
Pamela Bannos

Thursday, March 15, 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

Northwestern University professor Pamela Bannos discusses her groundbreaking biography, Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife. Bannos’ richly detailed and meticulously researched study contrasts Maier’s life with the mythology that strangers—mostly the men who have profited from her work—have created around her absence. The much-promulgated myth of Maier as a “nanny savant” has eclipsed her true achievements, skills, and intentions. She was not a nanny who moonlighted as a photographer; she was a photographer who supported herself as a nanny. In her authoritative and engrossing biography, Bannos uncovers the real story of Vivian Maier and reveals her to be a true visionary artist.

A book signing follows the presentation. Thanks to Bookends & Beginnings for making the signing possible.

This Women’s History Month program is co-sponsored with the Evanston Women’s History Project.

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A reception catered by Whole Foods Market kicks off each event at 6:30 P.M.
Admission to each event: $10. Payable at the door. EHC Members: Free.
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations recommended: email: jthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org or go online: www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events/

Questions? Email: jthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org

Many thanks to Whole Foods Market for their generous support of the Under the Buffalo Series

Many thanks to Bookends and Beginnings for helping make EHC book signings possible!


NEW EXHIBIT NOW OPEN

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 and ideas across time and distance, these inventions were revolutionary. How did these technologies get us where we are today and where will future developments take us?

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Evanston Women’s History Project Announces March 2018 Events: Celebrating Evanston Women – Past, Present and Future

The Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center (EHC), in partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and other Evanston women’s organizations, announces a full calendar of March 2018 events in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

Morning Celebration of International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
Admission Free.

On Thursday, March 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at EHC (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a morning celebration of International Women’s Day, with brief remarks highlighting the work of Evanston women leaders. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but reservations are required as capacity is limited. Women and girls of all ages are welcome.

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Film Showing of I Am Jane Doe

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:45-8:45 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL
Admission $10, Students $5.

Later on Thursday March 8th International Women’s Day commemorations will continue with a film showing and discussion of I Am Jane Doe sponsored by the YWCA Evanston/NorthShore and other Evanston women’s organizations. This film highlights the stories of several American women who discover their daughters have been the victims of online trafficking.

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Special Frances Willard House Tours Discussing
the WCTU’s Historic Work Against Sex Trafficking

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Admission $10.

On Sunday, March 11th there will be special tours at the Frances Willard House where visitors can learn more about the WCTU’s historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. The tours will take place from 1-4 p.m. and cost $10.

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You can find out more about these events and Evanston’s women’s history at www.evanstonwomen.org.

Questions? Email: losborne@evanstonhistorycenter.org

Many thanks to Whole Foods Market and Hewn Bakery for their generous support of the Evanston Women’s History Month Events