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April 1968: Evanston in the Wake of King’s Death: the Fight for Fair Housing

Evanston Rallies for Fair Housing, April 1968 “We marched in the rain. We sang in the rain and we marched. We marched in the afternoon and evening. We marched downtown and in northwest Evanston. We marched on the west side and the Dewey Community. And every Monday night we filled the City Council Chambers .…

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Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Nathan Kipnis

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Nathan Kipnis talk about his work designing Evanston’s First Platinum LEED Home! It was a terrific evening and fascinating presentation. Thanks to Whole Foods Market for catering the reception. Next up: Costume Curator Janet C. Messmer delivers her “Valedictory Address” (Feb 22) and Historian Pamela Bannos will…

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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…

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Thank You, Landmarks Illinois!

Thanks to Landmarks Illinois, the EHC is able to further the progress on our $4 million restorations of the beautiful Charles Gates Dawes House. We look forward to having you visit and learning more about the preservation efforts! Click here to view the article

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View Toward the Future: The Capital Campaign

History is alive at the Dawes House. Each year, thousands come to explore the questions history provokes, feel the excitement of discovery, and experience the thrill of examining artifacts and reading directly from original documents.

All of us who care about preserving Evanston’s history have the opportunity to safeguard one of our most visible and important artifacts, the Dawes House. The Capital Campaign will ensure that, with your help.

Click here to learn why it’s a good idea to give, or click here to donate now.