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EHC Historic Newspapers Now Online

The Evanston History Center is excited to announce that a portion of its Historic Newspaper Collection is now online through HathiTrust digital library. The newspapers that are now available date from 1872-1922 and are from three separate newspapers published during those years: the Evanston Index (June 6, 1872 to December 19, 1914), the Evanston Daily…

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MELODY IN August Party

Saturday, August 25, 2018 7 to 10 p.m. Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street Admission: $150/person Click here to get your tickets today! Click here to get your tickets today! Party sponsors include: J. Robert and Trish Barr, Eston and Sandy Gross, Doug and Linda Honnold, Sharon Ephraim and David Kite, Robert and Janet Neiman…

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Annual Ice Cream Social

Saturday, July 28 1:00 – 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of summer fun! Come listen to music on the grounds of the Dawes House (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL). Watch Kevin Kelly’s hilarious and entertaining magic show and enjoy free admission to the Dawes House! This is a summer favorite for kids and adults and…

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Tour Evanston Women’s History with New Map Summer 2018

The Frances Willard House Museum, in partnership with the Evanston Women’s History Project and Shorefront Legacy Center, is proud to announce the first annual Tour Evanston Women’s History Map. The 2018 map will highlight fifteen women’s history sites throughout Evanston around the theme She Persisted. It will provide a fun, informative and relevant summer activity for self-guided…

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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.