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Eden Juron Pearlman is the Executive Director of the Evanston History Center. In her spare time she volunteers for Evanston Swims!, a partnership between YWCA Evanston/North Shore, McGaw YMCA, and District 65 to provide second-grade children in Evanston with free water safety instruction and swim lessons. The Evanston History Center is entering the 21st century … Read more

The Sudbury Connection

The Sudbury Connection Written by Jacob Slutsky, EHC Intern. “Thus from Sudbury stock descended one of America’s leading citizens, a man who has made his mark in the world, and who is striving strenuously for world peace.” – “U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to Ancestral Home Town,” East Anglia Daily Times, October 2, 1929. It’s no secret around … Read more

“We Shall Take No Golf Clubs”: Charles Gates Dawes and the Dominican Mission, 1929

“We Shall Take No Golf Clubs”: Charles Gates Dawes and the Dominican Mission, 1929 Written by Jacob Slutsky, EHC Intern. As I have continued my work researching unlabeled items in the Evanston History Center’s artifact collection, I came across a curious artifact from 1929. Primarily made of fine wood in a square, almost book-like shape, … Read more

Charles Gates Dawes: A Reexamination of an American Citizen

“I’m through talking,” Charles Gates Dawes (1865-1951) once told reporters upon returning home from his stint as Budget Director in the Harding administration in 1922.  Many times throughout his career Dawes said he wished to “be silent in private life, having ‘talked plenty’ in office,” [1] only to reemerge on the public stage in an ever more … Read more

Great-Great-Grandson of Liberty: Charles Gates Dawes Attends Patriots’ Day, 1925

Written by Jacob Slutsky, EHC Intern. As a collections intern at the Evanston History Center I have had the privilege of working over the last few months with the records of the Dawes Family Collection. I would like to call attention to two artifacts that center around Charles Gates Dawes’s visit to Boston for Patriots’ … Read more

New portrait on display at the Dawes House

Erin FH Hughes is the Curator of Collections.  She spends a lot of her time making sure the collection is properly cared for while using artifacts to educate the public.  During the dreary winter months we received an e-mail from the Clearing House Association, L.L.C. asking if the EHC would be interested in a portrait of … Read more

New Tour Starts this Month! Front Stairs, Back Stairs: Stories of the Dawes House Staff

Erin FH Hughes is the Curator of Collections. Erin is originally from Madison, WI. She attended the University of Wisconsin and is very proud to be a Badger.  When visitors come to the Dawes house, the first thing most say is, “Wow! Who lived here? This house is beautiful.” While in the past they were … Read more

Welcome to the Official Blog of the Evanston History Center

Erin FH Hughes is the Curator of Collections and our Social Media expert.  She spends a lot of her time making sure the collection is properly cared for while using our artifacts to educate the public.  She believes, “social media is a great way to bring interesting bits of history to the general public and … Read more