Evanston History Center, Evanston

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  • It's one of the attractions in the Open house Chicago,the building is beautiful, inside is gorgeous, and there is a pianist playing the piano through the open house period, very nice. when you go upst...  more »
  • This is a great gem in Evanston and a really wonderful tour of a beautiful and historic house. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and we have learned something new each of the 3 times we have brou...  more »
  • It is a lovingly restored old mansion. It's wonderful to feel the sense of history in this house. We recommend people go and feel the arura of years gone by.  more »
  • 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.
  • First time there. Loved it
  • The house is beautiful and the historical records in the basement are terrific.
  • Please note that the correct address of the Evanston History Center is 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 60201. EHC is located in the landmark status Charles Gates Dawes House. The house is open for docent-led tours Thursday through Sunday at 1, 2, and 3 pm. The Research Room and Archives is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 to 4 pm.
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