There are no upcoming closures. Join us for a Presidents’ Day at the Dawes House on Monday, February 17, 2020!

Highlights

“From Miniskirt to Hijab: The Story of a Girl Living in Revolutionary Iran”

Join the Evanston History Center as we welcome Jacqueline Saper. Saper will talk about her recently published memoir “From Miniskirt to Hijab,” her experiences, and offer insight into the global fight for women’s right. Click “read more” below to find out more and to make a reservation.

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Historian emphasizes human history in NU takeover presentation

Did you miss Jenny Thompson’s presentation about the Northwestern University Bursar’s Office Takeover? Click on “read more” below to see a recap of the event.

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Exhibit Opening!

On March 8, 2020, for International Women’s Day, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, the Evanston History Center will hold an exhibit opening for Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote. Click “Read More” to learn more about the exhibit and other upcoming events.

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Newest Curator’s Pick!

This elaborate and functioning toy stove was made of nickel-plated cast iron in the early 1900s. It was produced by the Hubley Manufacturing Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. John Hubley had enjoyed designing wooden toys for his children. He founded his company in the 1890s producing cast iron toys all designed by the owner.

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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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