“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 with creating this uniquely designed home that uses 75% less energy than a standard home. Mr. Kipnis will also speak about his evolving philosophy for sustainable and resilient design, at both the building and community scale. Mr. Kipnis’ body of design work has consistently looked to the future by starting with a thorough understanding of how historic buildings responded climatically to their context, and then integrating modern technology and design concepts to create ultra-high efficiency buildings.

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“Valedictory Address”
Janet C. Messmer

Thursday, February 22, 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

After 27 years serving as the costume curator at the Evanston History Center, Janet C. Messmer will take a look back (and forward) upon her retirement. Messmer will discuss the changes the collection has undergone during her tenure and she will also discuss highlights from some of the exhibits she has designed and curated. She will also reflect on the people to whom she is grateful and share her hopes for the future.

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“Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife”
Pamela Bannos

Thursday, March 15, 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

Northwestern University professor Pamela Bannos discusses her groundbreaking biography, Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife. Bannos’ richly detailed and meticulously researched study contrasts Maier’s life with the mythology that strangers—mostly the men who have profited from her work—have created around her absence. The much-promulgated myth of Maier as a “nanny savant” has eclipsed her true achievements, skills, and intentions. She was not a nanny who moonlighted as a photographer; she was a photographer who supported herself as a nanny. In her authoritative and engrossing biography, Bannos uncovers the real story of Vivian Maier and reveals her to be a true visionary artist.

A book signing follows the presentation. Thanks to Bookends & Beginnings for making the signing possible.

This Women’s History Month program is co-sponsored with the Evanston Women’s History Project.

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A reception catered by Whole Foods Market kicks off each event at 6:30 P.M.
Admission to each event: $10. Payable at the door. EHC Members: Free.
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations recommended: email: jthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org or go online: www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events/

Questions? Email: jthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org

Many thanks to Whole Foods Market for their generous support of the Under the Buffalo Series

Many thanks to Bookends and Beginnings for helping make EHC book signings possible!