The Evanston History Center will be closed for tours on Sunday, April 21, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Evanston on the Go

Saturday, June 15, 20199:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Bus loads at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, EvanstonAdmission: $85 members; $95 non-members, box lunch provided Click here to purchase tickets online Explore the fascinating history of Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue district with three great tours in one! Our guide and docent will be the Executive…

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44th Annual Mother’s Day House Walk

Sunday, May 12, 2019Dawes House open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.Houses will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.Ticket pickup begins at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12 Click here to purchase your tickets online Join Us in Celebrating 44 Years of Evanston’s History and Architecture! The House Walk recognizes the many notable architects whose…

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New Curator Pick!

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

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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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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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