The EHC Research Room is open! A phased reopening for tours & exhibits will begin at the end of August. See our “Highlights” below to learn more.

Highlights

EHC is beginning a phased reopening for exhibits and self-guided tours

The Evanston History Center is beginning a phased reopening for exhibits and self-guided tours in late August. New measures will be implemented for the safety of our staff and visitors. Click “Read More” to find out how you can sign-up to visit.

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The EHC Research Room and Archive is reopening

The Evanston History Center Research Room will be reopening with some restrictions for public health and safety. The number of visitors will be limited for each day, click to learn more about how you can sign up for a research slot.

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Knowing our history is a powerful means to make meaningful and positive change

At EHC, we oppose racism in all its many forms. We believe that knowing our history is a powerful means to make meaningful and positive change. This year’s house walk featured the homes and stories of Evanston women and women’s organizations that had positive impacts on the community through their work in suffrage and politics. …

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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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Upcoming Events

August 2020

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  • Architectural Evanston Walking Tour
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  • Evanston Women's History Walking Tour
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  • The Vote: A WTTW Community Screening
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
  • Voting Rights Symposium
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  • Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March
  • Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote – Facebook Live Tour
  • Rightfully Hers Exhibit Re-Opening
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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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