Evanston History Center's Annual Mother's Day House Walk

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Join us in celebrating 37 years of Evanston history and architecture. The Evanston History Center (EHC) presents the Annual Mother’s Day House Walk, Sunday, May 13, 2012. Houses will be open from 12:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In the 37 years since its inception, EHC’s Mother’s Day House Walk has embodied the best of history and architecture. This year, EHC bring you six private homes in northwest Evanston. In addition to exploring the area and understanding its growth and development, visitors will discover historical styles and how they have been updated to reflect current lifestyles.  Intriguing stories of the people who lived in the houses are highlighted.  The work of prominent architects such as Dwight Perkins and Robert Seyfarth will be featured. The House Walk includes interior viewing of the houses. Support of the House Walk benefits EHC’s programs and preservation of Evanston history.

House Walk tickets are $40 each in advance until 5 p.m. May 12, 2012, and $45 each on Mother’s Day. EHC members ticket price is $35. EHC members receive a $5 per ticket discount, regardless of purchase date. Children 12 and older require a ticket. A raffle will also be held, with tickets available for purchase online and the day of the event.

To purchase tickets call: 847-475-3410 or order online at www.evanstonhistorycenter.org until 5 p.m. May 12, 2012. Sign up online to become an EHC member and save $5 on each ticket.

Tickets are not mailed; they may be picked up at the EHC, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL, beginning at 11 am on May 13, 2012. Addresses are not available in advance. House Walk tickets are nonrefundable.

For more information, call the Evanston History Center, (847) 475-3410 or visit www.evanstonhistorycenter.org.


The Evanston History Center, a non-profit organization, is housed in the National Historic Landmark, Charles Gates Dawes House at 225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL 60201. We are located half an hour north of Chicago’s Loop, and we are accessible by public transportation. Free parking is available on the street.


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