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
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
The 47th Annual Mother’s Day House Walk will be a House Walk-By and Much More and will feature a week of programming, beginning Saturday May 7th. Click to learn more!
Join us for a virtual presentation by Scott Mehaffey, Executive Director at Edith Farnsworth House National Historic Site in Plano, Illinois. Mehaffey will discuss the history and current status of the renowned International Style house.
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.
Join us on International Women’s Day for a virtual presentation by Jeanine Michna-Bales who will discuss her multifaceted meditation on a pioneer of American suffrage: Standing Together: Inez Milholland’s Final Campaign for Women’s Suffrage.
Join us for a virtual presentation by Brian McCammack, author of the award-winning Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago.
Join us on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from Noon – 1pm for a special pre-Martin Luther King Jr. Day event as we host Northwestern University professor Kate Masur to discuss her recent book, “Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction.”
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!