The Evanston History Center will be closed for tours on Saturday, April 6, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

New Curator Pick!

Check out our newest Curator pick – the Lincrusta! Click here to learn more.

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Evanston Women’s History Project Events

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center has a full calendar of events planned for March 2019, in partnership with other Evanston women’s organizations. International Women’s Day Event, Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:00 – 10:00 a.mEvanston History Center225 Greenwood StreetEvanston, IL 60201…

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100 Years Ago – Prohibition Amendment is Ratified

100 Years Ago – Prohibition Amendment is Ratified by Lori Osborne, EHC Historian January 16, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th amendment, making national prohibition of alcohol the law of the land. While prohibition itself did not fully take effect until one year later in January 1920 (when the Volstead…

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Donate to the EHC’s 2018 Annual Appeal

Please be part of preserving Evanston’s unique and irreplaceable history by giving to the Evanston History Center’s Annual Appeal. Your gift supports the day-to-day operations of the History Center. Donate Online Today! Highlights from the 2017/2018 year: Tours and Rentals 1,538 people visited the Dawes House for individual tours and 660 people for group tours.…

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Upcoming Events

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  • “A Life Worthwhile:” Lorraine H. Morton Film Screening.
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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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