Mother’s Day House Walk

The Evanston History Center announces that its 45th annual Mother’s Day House Walk will take place in 2020! But in order to be safe, things will be a bit different this year.

Click here to purchase tickets!

This year’s House Walk will be “Walk-By.” EHC invites people to (safely) walk, ride, or drive in order to take part in this year’s event. We invite ticket holders (following social distancing guidelines) to safely experience the House Walk-By beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, or on any day after (and as many times as you choose!) 

In honor of the centennial of the passage of the nineteenth amendment, giving American women the right to vote, this year, EHC highlights the homes of Evanston women who fought for suffrage and those who served their community through elected office.

This year, as in years past, House Walk tickets come in the form of a handsome book with scores of scholarly house histories and images that highlight the homes of the many women on this year’s tour. This year, we’ve expanded both the book’s content and the number of homes on the walk. The book will guide you as you stop at each location around Evanston. Visitors will not be allowed inside any homes, but will be able to view the houses’ exteriors while learning about the houses’ history, architecture, and the significance of the women who lived there.

This year, House Walk books will be delivered to ticket holders via email as a PDF, an easily downloadable file. EHC also plans to distribute physical books on or after May 10, 2020, in accordance with the current health safety guidelines.  

Your House Walk ticket purchase this year is especially important: the annual House Walk is one of EHC’s most important fundraisers, supplying needed resources for EHC to continue to operate throughout the year. With EHC’s recent physical closure in March 2020, resources for regular operations are in question. Your ticket purchase and any additional donation (if possible) will ensure that the EHC can continue its mission to preserve and share Evanston’s history long into the future.

House Walk tickets may be purchased by calling EHC at 847-475-3410 or by clicking here!  

House Walk tickets are $30 each. EHC members receive a  $5 per ticket discount. Join EHC online or by phone and receive your discount! Children 12 and over require a ticket.

Tickets and discounted member tickets may be purchased online until 5 p.m. May 9, 2020. Tickets may be purchased online throughout the month of May for $35 each. Addresses are not available in advance. House Walk tickets are non-refundable. Visa, MC, and checks are accepted.

Thank you to our sponsors!