The EHC Research Room will be closed from 1-2 pm on 12/18. The EHC will be closed on 12/24-12/25 & 12/31-1/1.

Highlights

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share how thankful we are for your continued support! Your gifts truly make a difference.

Thank you for helping us raise $3.6 million to date! Very generous gifts of $250,000 outright plus a $250,000 challenge grant from COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), President and Founder, TAWANI Foundation, have added new energy to our fundraising. Through generous support of EHC’s friends and community, we have raised $205,000 toward…

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Annual Holiday Open House & 14th Annual Holiday Food Drive

The Evanston History Center presents the Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2- 4pm.

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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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Building Permit for 225 Greenwood Street

We are celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the home of the Evanston History Center: The Charles Gates Dawes House. The building permit for the house was issued on June 29, 1894, to Rev. Robert Dickinson Sheppard. Building permits were relatively new to Evanston, having been instituted in 1892 when the city form of government was…

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Upcoming Events

December 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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