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Hello Spring!

Choose Chicago’s North Shore for your Spring destination. Whether you want a girlfriend getaway or a family fun adventure, we have something for everyone.

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Now - March 31, 2020
TEMPERANCE BREWERY TOUR
Head to Temperance Brewery for their weekly Saturday brewery tours! Each ticket includes a backstage pass to the brewery, beer samples, a souvenir pint glass and 20% off merchandise purchased that day. Tours last approximately an hour. Ages 21+ and older.
Location: Temperance Beer Co., 2000 W. Dempster St., Evanston
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Now - June 23, 2019
THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF STEVE SCHAPIRO
The Photographs of Steve Schapiro showcases iconic images of the Civil Rights movement and cultural and political leaders of recent history. In partnership with award-winning Chicago-based photographer, Steve Schapiro, the Museum will display two bodies of his work: the struggle for civil rights in the South and portraiture of history makers from the 20th century. | The Golder Family Foundation is a lead sponsor of Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.  
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - July 21, 2019
CARAVANS OF GOLD, FRAGMENTS IN TIME: ART, CULTURE, AND EXCHANGE ACROSS MEDIEVAL SAHARAN AFRICA
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time challenges the widely held bias of a timeless Africa that is cut off from the dynamics of world history. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time addresses the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe during the critical epoch of the eighth through 16th centuries, when West African gold fueled a global economy and was the impetus for the movement of things, people and ideas across the Sahara Desert to Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Using objects as points of entry and inquiry, Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time will interweave the art history, archaeology, history and comparative literature of trans-Saharan trade, situating it within a broad geographical and historical context.
 

Location: Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
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Now - August 25, 2019
PURCHASED LIVES
Purchased Lives examines the trade from the perspectives of the millions of enslaved men, women, and children who found themselves at the mercy of the antebellum slave market. Paintings and prints illustrate how the domestic slave trade appeared in the public sphere; slave narratives, maps, photographs, and three-dimensional objects speak to the experiences of the people bought and sold. The exhibition also highlights traders’ roles and the industries that undergirded the slave trade (including banking, insurance, health care, provisioning, and textile manufacturing) and reveals how families and communities shattered by the trade worked against the odds to reconnect in the decades following the Civil War.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - June 30, 2019
KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: BUILD IT EXHIBIT
Calling all little architects: We’re offering a new twist on an old favorite — the building block! Explore the seven stages of block play with a wide selection of unique and interesting blocks of all shapes and sizes from Imagination Playground, Fat Brain Toys, and others! Experts agree that block play lays the foundation for future math and science concepts in a fun, engaging way!
Location: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview
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May 25, 2019
PEN & INK WATERCOLOR
Create studies and one finished piece using dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, and Dr. Martin watercolors. The instructor will provide a still life, or you can bring in still life material. Skill Level: All levels.
Location: Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston
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June 1, 2019
WALKING TOUR: FOREST FORAY
Evanston History Center offers docent-led walking tours in Evanston, Illinois. Forest Foray:  Stroll down the avenue that Daniel Burnham called “ the choicest street” in Evanston.” *All tours begin at 225 Greenwood Street, unless otherwise indicated.
Location: Evanston History Center , All Tours start at 225 Greenwood St., Evanston
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June 5, 2019
ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED: 90TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
Seventy-four years after her death, Anne Frank’s diary retains its importance as a literary work, wartime and Holocaust document, and as a biography of a life cut short.  Join us to reflect on the girl who would have turned 90 this month and gain insights into the work of the Anne Frank House.  Ronald Leopold, Executive Director, will describe how his museum serves as a window to the past and mirror to the present. Free with Museum Admission. Reservations required.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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