The EHC will be closed for staff in-service Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25. The research room will remain open during this time.

Highlights

October is American Archives Month!

The Evanston History Center is joining other professional organizations in celebrating American Archives Month! American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control of, and provide access to information that has lasting value, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records.

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Newest Curator’s Pick!

This dress is a wonderful example of the iconic beaded and fringed “flapper” dress – in a slightly scandalous flesh-colored chiffon. The design of the dress emphasized the wearer’s movement. The fringes of silver bugle beads shimmered and shifted as the wearer danced and moved. he 1920s were also a period of significant change in women’s accessories. Click here to learn more about this beautiful dress and dress in the 1920s.

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Walter Burt Adams On Location: A Tour of Historic Evanston

The Evanston History Center is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the City of Evanston and the Levy Senior Center Foundation to explore Evanston through the framework of iconic artist Walter Burt Adams.

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Special Offer on Tickets to Oslo

Chicago’s award-winning TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of the 2017 Tony Award® winner for Best Play, OSLO. EHC is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to offer $20 OFF A PAIR OF TICKETS to see OSLO! * The play runs Sept. 10-Oct. 20. When the Israeli prime minister and the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization shook…

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Upcoming Events

October 2019

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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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