The Evanston History Center will be closed for tours on Saturday, November 11. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

Next UTB October 26, 2017: “Handmade in Evanston,” a presentation by jewelry designer Eve Alfillé

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 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 Diamonds to beach rocks: the many visitors to Eve Alfillé’s gallery and studio in downtown Evanston often come in bearing special requests. A one-time sculptor, Alfillé is…

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Evanston Rides the Rails!

Don’t Miss This Fantastic Trip! Limited Availability! Saturday,  November 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Tour starts and ends at the Linden CTA station 349 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 Admission: $75 for EHC members, $85 for non-members. The Evanston History Center invites you to take a narrated tour through the history of the railroads, street railways, electric lines,…

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Thank You!!

Thank you to all who came out for “Melody in August,” EHC’s annual late summer gala. It was a terrific night! The Dawes House looked spectacular, the food was delicious, and the band was wonderful! It was a magical night with the house full of music and conversation. Thank you all for supporting the Evanston…

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2017 Ice Cream Social Draws a Crowd!

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Annual Ice Cream Social. It was a wonderful afternoon, filled with lots of entertainment and delicious treats. Click here to check out what Evanston Now had to say about the annual event!  

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Upcoming Events

October 2017

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  • EHC Closed for Research
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  • Burnham in Evanston Walking Tour
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  • Under the Buffalo Lecture: "Handmade in Evanston:" The Jewelry of Eve Alfillé
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  • Haunting History with David Parr
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  • Haunting History with David Parr
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  • Haunting History with David Parr
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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.