The EHC will be closed for tours on 1/26. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Highlights

Cupid’s Cabaret at the Dawes House with the Fat Babies Jazz Ensemble

Join the Fat Babies Jazz Ensemble at the Evanston History Center on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Come alone, bring a friend, bring a group! Enjoy wine and light refreshments, and a hot jazz trio from the Fat Babies. Click “Read more” below to find out more and to purchase your tickets!

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Pop Up Talk

Join Jenny Thompson, author of “The Takeover 1968” for a special pop up talk on January 20, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Click “Read More” to find out more about this event and RSVP.

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Year of Suffrage!

August 26, 2020, will mark a significant moment in American women’s history: the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Evanston women were integral to the local, state and national women’s suffrage movements. Click “Read More” to learn more about upcoming events and where to see a full list of 2020 events.

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“Local Elections:” The Past and Future of BallotReady

Join us on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm for a presentation by Alex Niemczewski, co-founder and CEO BallotReady, a free nonpartisan online election voter guide. Click on “Read More” below to learn more and make a reservation!

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Upcoming Events

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  • “A Turbulent Story of History:” The 1968 Takeover and Black Student Activism at Northwestern University
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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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