Evanston Ecology Center 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, IL60201 Evanston Ecology Center offers educational programs in the hopes of fostering environmental awareness. Built on the…More grounds of the Ladd Arboretum, Evanston Ecology Center provides introductory natural history classes, including plant and animal identification, summer camps, lectures and more. The Center is home to a multi-purpose room, a gift store and a resource library. Facility rental and volunteer options are also offered.
Evanston History Center 225 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL60201 The Evanston History Center is housed in the National Historic Landmark, Charles Gates Dawes House. From 1909-1957, the…More house was home to the Vice President of the U.S., Charles Dawes and his family. Built in 1894, the house is located near the lakeshore and incorporates many classic Tudor and Jacobean design elements. At over three stories tall, the house has six bedrooms, a formal dining room, parlors, and library. The ground floor of the house is furnished with the Dawes' family furniture, artwork, and other items. The house is open for docent-led tours. The house also contains a research room, open to the public, and exhibits. Lectures and other events are hosted throughout the year. Please visit www.evantstonhistorycenter.org for more information.