Rotating Exhibits:

Evanston 1968: Seasons of Change

August 25, 2018 – May 13, 2019

Revisit the tumultuous year of 1968 in our new exhibit, Evanston 1968: Seasons of Change. Fifty years ago emerging dissatisfaction with the existing order spontaneously coalesced into a movement of protest and social activism. Before the development of social media, disparate voices of protest around the world emerged to challenge the established order. Evanston was a city in the process of evolving and its traditions, population, and politics underwent a major shift. Along with a building boom downtown and in the school system, Evanston’s cultural landscape was forever altered. Join EHC in examining how the year 1968 brought significant changes to Evanston.

Permanent Exhibits:

Milestones and Memories


Fountain Square, 1932

EHCs permanent exhibit of Evanston history features an overview of the community’s history from its beginnings to today. This wonderful interactive exhibit uses artifacts and archival materials from EHCs collection to tell the story of the community and some of the amazing people who called Evanston home.

Visit the second floor of the Dawes House to see this exhibit during our open hours, Thursday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m.