Your Year-End gift is important to EHC!
EHC is able to provide unique programming and resources to the public thanks to the generosity of our donors, revenue from tours and special programs, and rental of the Dawes House for special events. EHC receives no funding from the City of Evanston.
Highlights of 2020
The magnificent front entrance of the Dawes House now has refurbished wood doors, restored masonry and balustrades, and secure limestone stairs. This work was supported by very generous contributions to the Capital Campaign from our donors, and matched by the Tawani Foundation.
The Evanston Women’s History Project scheduled year-long events and programming to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Suffrage. Most events were re-formatted or presented virtually due to COVID-19 and the closure of the Dawes House. Our exhibit Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote was highlighted when we were able to re-open on August 26.
Our 45th Annual Mother’s Day House Walk was re-imagined as a House Walk-By. Patrons received electronic books that provided maps and expansive histories of selected houses in Evanston, where women who were involved in suffrage or politics lived.
Your continued support has helped us sustain services and outreach to our community. Thank you!
Your year-end gift is vitally important this year. EHC’s income was drastically reduced due to COVID-19. Generous foundations have collectively offered to match year-end gifts to help us offset losses incurred from being closed.
The Board of Trustees and Staff
We are so sorry that for the first time in more than 60 years we are unable to host our Annual Holiday Open House due to continued COVID-19 restrictions.