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Evanston History Center

225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Historic Sites

The mission of the Evanston History Center is to collect, preserve and interpret the rich history of the City of Evanston and all its people through exhibits, educational programs, and research facilities.

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 explore this National Historic Landmark appreciating its original furnishings and artwork. The home features exhibits focusing on the history of Evanston.

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Evanston Plein Air Festival

Various Locations in Evanston •  Jul 13 – Jul 21

Art meets nature and architecture during Evanston Made's Plein Air Festival. Experience this citywide art festival with painting demonstrations, parties and an art market.

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Evanston Folk Festival

Dawes Park •  Sep 07 – Sep 08

Enjoy a celebration of the rich folk music tradition at Evanston Folk Festival, held at the picturesque Dawes Park along Lake Michigan.

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