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Evanston History Center, Evanston

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
EHC is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 pm for tours of the Dawes House and viewing of current exhibits. Tours of the house begin on the hour.

The EHC Research Room is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 pm.

You can reach EHC staff by calling (847) 475-3410 during business hours, Tuesday-Friday 9 am - 4 pm.
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  • The Charles Gates Dawes House was built just over 125 years ago. Prior to my visit I had not been aware of Mr Dawes and his role in IS history. As thoroughly outlined by the reviewer before me, Mr...  more »
  • For the longest time, I couldn't understand why the historic Charles Gates Dawes House in Evanston, Illinois, wasn't listed on TripAdvisor. Now I know. Located at 225 Greenwood Street, it has been...  more »
  • Beautiful home and architecture. A great historical place to visit
  • The history center is a satisfactory historic home and city history center. Probably not for young children because a lot of the furnishings are not behind stanchions. Also check out their accessibility notes on their website before visiting. If the narrative through the house had been comprehensive, I would have given 4 or 5 stars. The first floor is gorgeous and has a lot to offer in terms of history and architecture. I enjoyed the portraits, decorative arts, and volunteers/staff on the floor. The house is right on the lake too, so it was great to walk over and play in the sand for a bit. On the second floor there are exhibitions that are very overwhelming. I walked into a room with a clothing accessory display and I felt like I was at a garage sale; there were so many things to look at all stuffed onto tables. There were a few special items out but their importance seemed masked by the amount of STUFF out on display. I wish there would have been less objects and more literature/educational material about them.

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