Compass and Map Skills Workshops at Evanston History Center

LL Bean EHC.pngThe Evanston History Center is pleased to partner with L.L. Bean Old Orchard and L.L. Bean Discovery Schools to offer one hour compass skills clinics on four Saturdays in 2013. Even in this high tech era, nothing can replace the value of a compass and paper map. L.L.Bean’s founder, Leon Leonwood Bean, once said, “If you get lost, just go straight back to camp.” If only it were that easy. How do you use a map and compass? Come to EHC and find out!

The 1/2 hour clinics will take place on Saturdays June 1, July 6, August 3 and September 7 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The workshops are $10, $5 for kids 12 and under, with a free tour of the Dawes and EHC exhibits included. Compasses will be provided. Currently on exhibit is EHC’s 150th Anniversary exhibit: Where are We? Mapping our Way Through Evanston History, featuring maps that tell the story of Evanston over time.

Reservations are required for the clinics as space is limited. Please call 847/475-3410 or email All workshops will take place at the Dawes House and will be outside, weather permitting.

For more information about the clinics, the Maps exhibit or other programs offered by EHC, visit or call 847/475-3410. The Evanston History Center is located in the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, Illinois, 60201.

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