Evanston History Center invites you to participate in
Capturing History: Evanston 2020
A time capsule to be housed at the Charles Gates Dawes house and opened in 2031.

This is a unique opportunity to truly be part of history by submitting an artifact that represents this memorable/unique time in history. We are making history every day! This time capsule will help the next generation to recognize and understand that this era was truly historic. 

The history center will host safe, socially distanced artifact submission events. Please click here to visit our time capsule submission drop-off reservation form to make a reservation to deliver your object, see below for submission ideas. On-site signage will direct visitors to the event.  

Your submission will be reviewed by a jury of front line Evanstonians.  The jury will choose the artifacts that most exemplify 2020. We reserve the right to reject submissions. Once donated all artifacts are the property of EHC. Not all artifacts will be added to the Time Capsule. Artifacts may be permanently added to the collection. There will be no access to the artifacts once they are submitted for consideration.  

There is no cost to participate. We hope you will consider making a $10 donation to the Evanston History Center to help us defray the costs of this program. Click here to make a monetary donation.

Examples of artifacts for submission

Possible Submission
Mask (laundered)
School work
Small stuffed animals
Material related to social unrest
BLM sign
Political material

Do Not Submit
Food items
Inappropriate or offensive material
Large items (We will not be able to include anything larger than 12×18″)

For more information visit our website evanstonhistorycenter.org or email info@evanstonhistorycenter.org

Sponsored by the Evanston History Center and the Evanston Art Center