Rotating Exhibits:

The Evanston History Center’s newest exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave American women the right to vote.

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote shares the story of the critical role that Evanston women like Frances Willard, Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, and Catharine Waugh McCulloch, and many others played in local, state, and national women’s suffrage movements. The exhibit will explore the tactics and strategies that suffragists used through the use of original artifacts, archival materials, costumes, and photographs from the EHC collection.

Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote will be up through December of 2020. The exhibit will be open on Thursday – Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Regular admission is $10, free for children 10 and under.

Rightfully Hers, a popup exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today.

The exhibit will be on display through March at the Evanston History Center.

Permanent Exhibits:

Milestones and Memories

Fountain Square, 1932

EHCs permanent exhibit of Evanston history features an overview of the community’s history from its beginnings to today. This wonderful interactive exhibit uses artifacts and archival materials from EHCs collection to tell the story of the community and some of the amazing people who called Evanston home.

Visit the second floor of the Dawes House to see this exhibit during our open hours, Thursday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m.