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.
Shop our online store for unique books, posters, ornaments – and more! – that recall and examine Evanston’s fascinating history. Every purchase supports the EHC and we thank you for your patronage!
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Jenny Thompson, PhD, Director of Education In April 1918, there were a lot of things to fear. The First World War, now in its fourth devastating year, was reaching a critical level for the United States. In the year since the country declared war against Germany in April 1917, the U.S. armed forces had grown … Read more
The Evanston History Center research room is open with measures implemented for the safety of our staff and visitors. Find out how you can sign-up to visit.
The Evanston History Center is open for self-guided tours and to view exhibits with measures implemented for the safety of our staff and visitors. Find out how you can sign-up to visit.
At EHC, we oppose racism in all its many forms. We believe that knowing our history is a powerful means to make meaningful and positive change. This year’s house walk featured the homes and stories of Evanston women and women’s organizations that had positive impacts on the community through their work in suffrage and politics. … Read more
The Evanston History Center announces the launch of an archive and digital record dedicated to documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in Evanston and surrounding areas. We are now seeking digital contributions, from images to documents.
Heading out for a walk? Stop by the Evanston History Center to pick up a historic walking tour to go on. Maps are located on the side porch, inside the door. You can also download a PDF to print at home or to use it on your mobile device.
Digital Submissions Terms and Conditions You are being asked to contribute your recollections, photographic images, or other content to the Evanston History Center, which is creating an archive and digital record of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. You may only submit material created entirely by you and not copied from or based, in whole or in … Read more