Open to anyone interested in researching African American genealogy; members meet to share research and tips. Members also discuss the writings of such authors as W.E.B.DuBois, Larry Koger and Joel Williamson as well as topics of interest such as slavery in New York, Reconstruction and the Great Migration.
Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston.
The Evanston History Center, located in the historic Charles Dawes House, works to present,teach and interpret Evanston’s rich history through museum tours, special exhibits, annual special events.
The Charles Gates Dawes House may be visited during regularly scheduled Tours.
Individuals may conduct research on their homes or other topics using the Frank B. Foster Research Room and EHC Archives.
The History Center is available for Event Rentals .
Learn more about Evanston history through the Evanston History Center Blog.
The Evanston Women’s History Project (EWHP) is a collaborative community effort begun in 2007 to document and celebrate women and women’s organizations that have made significant contributions to Evanston history.
EWHP Database provides basic biographical and historical information, details about the significance of many women and women’s organizations, and resources for researchers. It is an ongoing project.
Since its inception, the Evanston History Center’s house walk has embodied the best of history and architecture. Your support of the house walk benefits the Evanston History Center’s programs and the preservation of Evanston’s history.
Sponsored by the Evanston History Center
Mailing: P.O. Box 1894, Evanston, IL, 60204
Founded on June 6, 2002, Shorefront Legacy Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to recording, studying and preserving the experiences of African Americans living in Chicago’s North Shore communities, particularly Evanston, Glencoe and Lake Forest. Publishes Shorefront Online Journal.
The Legacy Center, a museum and research center, is open to the public for research initiatives, exhibits and various public programs.
Hours: Weekdays by appointment, Saturdays, 9 am.-2 pm.