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Ladies of the Dawes House: Portrait Stories

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Ladies of the Dawes House: Portrait Stories
A Presentation by Kathleen Alonso, Jane Driscoll, and Joan Shurtliff

Friday, March 8, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

In-person event
At the Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL

Free & Open to All
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About the event:

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and learn the fascinating stories about the women whose portraits grace the walls of the interior of the National Historic Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House. From the Revolutionary War to the growth of Chicago, the Dawes family was marked by, and made its mark, on the events of the time. The painted likenesses of Charles and Caro Dawes’ female ancestors, from Mehitable Dawes (b. 1751) to Carolyn Dawes Ericson (b. 1892), only hint at the real women’s captivating life stories. Hear how the women serenely watching us from their portraits on the walls contributed to the world around them, leaving a legacy for those who came afterward.

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March 8
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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