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#Blacklivesmatter

We are all heartbroken. This past week’s events have been devastating. We firmly believe #Blacklivesmatter. We support efforts to bring justice to this country and decry and oppose racism in all its many forms. At EHC we believe that knowing our history is a powerful means to make meaningful and positive change. This year’s house walk…

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45th Annual Mother’s Day House “Walk-by”

Thank you to all of our sponsors who are helping us make the 45th annual Mother’s Day House “Walk-By” happen this year. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment we will highlight the homes of Evanston Women. Your purchase this year is especially meaningful as the House Walk is historically one of our biggest fundraisers, supplying needed resources for the EHC to operate throughout the year.

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Evanston Community History Project (ongoing)

The Evanston History Center announces the launch of an archive and digital record dedicated to documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in Evanston and surrounding areas. We are now seeking digital contributions, from images to documents. Click “Read More” to see how to contribute and submission guidelines.

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Self-Guided Walking Tours

Heading out for a walk? Stop by the Evanston History Center to pick up a historic walking tour to go on. Maps are located on the side porch, inside the door. You can also download a PDF to print at home or to use it on your mobile device. Click “Read More” to see and download walking tours.

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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.

Click here to learn why it’s a good idea to give, or click here to donate now.

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