Masks are still required for entry to the museum.


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


EHC’s Newest Column in the
Evanston Roundtable


The Evanston History Center is happy to partner with the Evanston RoundTable to share the insights that our expansive collection of Evanston history provides. Click here to read the newest column: “Double Prairie House on Ridge.”


Under the Buffalo Series


Join the EHC for another Under the Buffalo presentation series. The series runs from September – November. Click to learn more about each event.


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.

The EHC is a Blue Star Museum


The EHC will join thousands of museums across the country in offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. The program runs from May 21-September 5, 2022. Click to learn more.


Events Calendar


September 2022

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  • Evanston Lakefront and Landscape Walking Tour
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  • No 3pm House Tour
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  • Bon Appetit! A Portrayal of Julia Child with Leslie Goddard
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  • Evanston Women's History Walking Tour
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Visit Us!


Hours:

Evanston History Center is open for tours
Thursday – Sunday at 1, 2 & 3 pm.

Evanston History Research Room is open
Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday from 1- 4 pm.

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.