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Evanston History Center

225 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL 60201 Visit Map
(847) 475-3410

Housed in the gracious historic mansion of former U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, this stunning chateau overlooks Lake Michigan. Visitors and history buffs enjoy this National Historic Landmark for its original furnishings and artwork. There’s a wonderful interactive exhibit on the second floor that uses artifacts and archival materials from the collection to tell the story of the community and some of the amazing people who called Evanston home. Docent led tours of the house take place a few times daily Thursday through Sunday. Spring, summer and fall, lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown, and the lakefront are offered. The tours provide fun and fascinating insights into the history of Evanston, its architecture, and the cultural landscape.
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July

Evanston History Center Tour - Historic Apartment Buildings

July 9, 2022
This tour through southeast Evanston will explore how different architectural styles ... MORE
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July

Evanston History Center Tour - Burnham in Evanston

July 23, 2022
Daniel Burnham, Chicago’s most well-known architect, chose to live in what he c... MORE
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Aug

Evanston History Center Tour - Prairie School # 2-North Evanston

August 6, 2022
Beginning in the park across from Dwight Perkins’ own home and Robert Spencer&r... MORE
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Aug

Evanston History Center Tour - Burnham in Evanston

August 20, 2022
Daniel Burnham, Chicago’s most well-known architect, chose to live in what he c... MORE
3
Sep

Evanston History Center Tour - Evanston's Lakefront and Landscape

September 3, 2022
Stroll along Evanston’s lakefront and explore how the natural environment of Ev... MORE
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Sep

Evanston History Center Tour - Evanston Women's History

September 17, 2022
Discover why so many Evanston women became leaders in the fight for women’s rig... MORE
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Oct

Evanston History Center Tour - Prairie School # 3 - Ridge Historic Disctrict

October 1, 2022
The Ridge Historic District contains a rich concentration of Prairie School designs, ... MORE
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Oct

Evanston History Center Tour - Downtown Evanston

October 15, 2022
Evanston’s Fountain Square was planned as the central commercial district. Disc... MORE


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