The Evanston History Center will be closed on December 24-26. There will be no research room hours and no tours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

Under the Buffalo Lecture Series, Winter 2018

“The Future Has Arrived!” Designing Evanston’s First Platinum LEED Home Nathan Kipnis Thursday, January 25, 2018, 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 Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, architect of Evanston’s first LEED Platinum home, will discuss the challenges involved…

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Thank You for Joining Us for Evanston Rides the Rails

Evanston Rides the Rails, the latest trip of EHC’s Evanston on the Go, welcomed 129 enthusiastic railroad aficionados on Saturday, November 4.  Aboard vintage 1970s CTA cars, riders saw the trip along the purple and yellow lines in a new light. Railroad historians from the CTA were on board to narrate,  sharing little-known stories of…

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Consider Donating to EHC’s Annual Appeal!

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. Donate Online Today! Highlights of 2017: Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bayles’ exhibit, “From Darkness to Light: Images of the Underground Railroad” was the focal…

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Thank you to everyone who came by for the Holiday Open House!

Thank you to everyone who came by for the Holiday Open House! The music and singing (and cookies!) were a big hit. Thanks to all the visitors and volunteers for making the event so much fun. The food drive wrapped up yesterday and we are so grateful to everyone for their generous donations. We’re taking…

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Upcoming Events

December 2017

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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.

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