War Defines our Region

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center. This is the third in a series of articles on very early Evanston history, from millions of years ago to Evanston’s earliest settlers. For more than 100 years our region was contested ground, due to the wars between the French and British empires over control … Read more

Indian Life and the Arrival of French Explorers

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center. This is the second in a series of articles on very early Evanston history, from millions of years ago to Evanston’s earliest settlers. The people we now call Native Americans or Indians had a presence in northern Illinois from about 1600 AD. Different tribal groups … Read more

Early Evanston: A View of an Ancient Landscape

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center. Over the next couple months, she’ll be publishing a series of articles on very early Evanston history, from millions of years ago to Evanston’s earliest settlers. Our view of Evanston before history was recorded is limited by the layers of human civilization that have altered … Read more

EVANSTON1863: GIVING THANKS FOR THE GENTLEMAN PIONEER

Matthew Zellner is an archival intern and a student at Northwestern University studying Radio/Television/Film. In honor of Evanston’s upcoming sesquicentennial, he’ll be publishing a series of articles on life in Evanston during its first incorporated year, 1863, as well as some other topics he thinks are particularly interesting. Ask questions and join the conversation by … Read more

EVANSTON1863: The Evanston That Wasn’t

Matthew Zellner is an EHC archival intern and a student at Northwestern University studying Radio/Television/Film. In honor of Evanston’s upcoming sesquicentennial, he’ll be contributing to a series of articles on life in Evanston in 1863, as part of our History Wednesdays feature. Ask questions and join the conversation by leaving comments below, and by tweeting … Read more