Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday is celebrated on June 19 (hence the shortened word “Juneteenth”) and began in Galveston, Texas in 1866, a year after the end of the American Civil War. Click to read more.

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.

“Evanston’s Lakefront” Tour is on June 19, 2021 at 11:00 am. Reserve your spot today!

One Year Later: An Evanston Community Survey

How has the last year been for you? What would you like to share about how the pandemic has impacted you? In an effort to capture and record something of Evanston residents’ (and those who go to school or work in Evanston but live elsewhere) experiences of this critical historical time, the Evanston History Center (EHC) invites people to fill out a survey documenting their experiences of and reflections on the last year.

One Year Later: An Evanston Survey

How has the last year been for you? What would you like to share about how the pandemic has impacted you? In an effort to capture and record something of Evanston residents’ (and those who go to school or work in Evanston but live elsewhere) experiences of this critical historical time, the Evanston History Center (EHC) invites people to fill out a survey documenting their experiences of and reflections on the last year.

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.