Please be part of preserving Evanston’s unique and irreplaceable history by giving a 2017 year-end gift to the Evanston History Center’s Annual Appeal. Your gift supports the day-to-day operations of the History Center.
Highlights of 2017:
Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bayles’ exhibit, “From Darkness to Light: Images of the Underground Railroad” was the focal point of EHC’s programming for Black History Month. We partnered with Evanston Arts Council, Evanston Art Center, Shorefront Legacy Center, and the Lombard Historical Society for additional programming and events.
Evanston on the Go, EHC’s new travel program, hosted guests on a bus trip to the Sheldon Peck Homestead, a verified site of the underground railroad, in coordination with Michna-Bayles’ exhibit. Evanston Rides the Rails, our second trip, highlighted Evanston rail history and was narrated by railway historians aboard 1970s vintage CTA cars along the purple, red, and yellow lines.
MELODY IN August, our now annual gala, celebrated the end of summer in the magical Dawes House and terrace.
EHC’s Under the Buffalo lecture series drew capacity audiences for programming that complemented our special exhibit, “The Finishing Touch: Evanston Accessorized.” The exhibit, open until December 31, features Evanstonians’ accessories from the mid-1800s to present day.
The Evanston History Center invites you to visit the Charles Gates Dawes House during this festive holiday season. Enjoy cookies and cider at the Holiday Open House Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dawes House at 225 Greenwood Street.
The Board of Trustees and Staff