Double Prairie House on Ridge

This article was published on June 20, 2022 on the Evanston Roundtable, one of our series “Evanston Dimensions | Ask the historians” by Kris Hartzell and Jenny Thompson, PhD                          1313 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, June 2022. The year 2022 marks the 125th anniversary of the house’s construction. The house was converted into a single family … Read more

Placemaking: ASPA History in Evanston

Building an Evanston Archive: A Placemaking Project “This project is about increasing the visibility and representation of Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islanders in our community in an effort to shift society’s collective consciousness towards a more empathetic and antiracist view of people working towards equity and justice.  Most importantly it is about creating a … Read more

Educational Resources

The Evanston History Center offers first-rate educational programming and resources for educators and students of all ages. Click to view these 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.

Evanston Stormwater Management 101

Join us on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm for a virtual presentation by Richard Lanyon, former Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and author of several books documenting the engineered drainage system in metropolitan Chicago and history of the engineered MWRD infrastructure.

Holiday Lights and Architecture Walking Tours

Celebrate the season with Evanston History Center’s Holiday Lights and Architecture Walking Tours! The tours will feature holiday lights, decorations, and architectural highlights of the Dawes House neighborhood. Kris Hartzell and Eden Juron Pearlman will lead the tours. Get your tickets today, tours are selling out!