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

The Making of our Annual Appeal

Jan Halperin has been Director of Development at the Evanston History Center since 2010. She received her degree in history from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!) and has worked in fundraising for a long time, most recently in higher education for American Friends of Hebrew University and Indiana University.  Her desktop mascot is a David DeJesus bobblehead … Read more

It Takes a Village … to Raise (and Maintain) a Building

Erin Hvizdak is an intern at the Evanston History Center and is getting her Masters in Women’s and Gender Studies at Loyola. She holds a Masters in Library Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. If you visit the Evanston History Center you may see Erin helping in the archives, or giving tours. In the … 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