Masks are still required for entry to the museum.


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Check out the Evanston History Center’s YouTube Page to view prior recorded events!


Resources


Click to view the Evanston History Center’s first-rate educational resources.

Our most recent resource is “Freedom in Illinois, 1850s-1960s.” This is intended to provide educators with ideas to engage students with the larger history documented in Kate Masur’s Until Justice Be Done.


Become a Member


  • Become a Member
    There has never been a more exciting time to join a vibrant community that enjoys and takes pride in, Evanston’s rich history.  With your membership, you also support the Evanston History Center’s mission to collect, preserve and share the history of our community for generations to come.

47th Annual Mother’s Day House Walk


House Walk tickets are still available!

If you are a member, click here to purchase tickets today!

If you are not a member, click here to purchase tickets today!

Learn more about the 47th Annual Mother’s Day House Walk-by


Walking Tours


  • Walking Tours
    The Evanston History Center offers lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown, and the lakefront. The tours provide fun and fascinating insights into the history of Evanston, its architecture, and the cultural landscape.

Click the link to view the 2022 tours, including three NEW tours exploring Evanston’s Prairie School architecture!


Events Calendar


May 2022

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  • Docent Led Walking Tour, part of the 47th Annual Mother's Day House Walk-By
  • Docent led Walking tour, part of the 47th Annual Mother's Day House Walk-by
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  • House Walk-By
  • Docent led walking tour, part of the 47th Annual Mother's Day House Walk-by
  • Docent led walking tour, part of the 47th Annual Mother's Day House Walk-by
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  • Presentation about the Oakton Historic District, part of the 47th Annual Mother's Day House Walk-by
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  • Presentation about the Yellow Line "L", part of the 47th Annual Mother's Day House Walk-by
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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.