Upcoming Events at a Glance:

EHC on the Go, Trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 16, 2018. Click Here to Purchase Tickets.

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121st Annual Meeting of the Members of the EHC

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 13th6:30 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 Land of Lincoln: The State of Illinois First Fifty Years.”

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.


  • Depart Dawes House by bus at 8 a.m.
  • Visit historic Black Point Estate for a private behind-the-scenes tour of the house and gardens.
  • Lunch on your own in downtown Lake Geneva
  • 2 hour narrated architectural boat tour of Lake Geneva
  • Return to the Dawes House at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $100, $90 for EHC members. The price includes bus, house tour, and boat tour. Space is limited, so buy your tickets today!

Listen Up! Exhibit Open Through June 17

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?

Click here to (hear) and learn more about this exhibit.

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