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Ice Cream Social at the Dawes House – Sat. July 25

Join us for an afternoon of summer fun! Come listen to music on the grounds of the Dawes House, watch Kevin Kelly’s hilarious and entertaining magic show, enjoy a serving of Andy’s Frozen Custard, and enjoy free admission to the Dawes House and “Evanston Ties the Knot,” an exhibit of Wedding Fashions and Customs, and much more! This is a summer favorite for kids and adults and
it is entirely free!

Event Schedule:
The Ridgeville Band, 1:00-2:00pm
Kevin Kelly’s Magic Show, 2:00-3:00pm
Face Painting for Kids, 1:00-4:00pm
Dawes House Open for self-guided tours of house and exhibits, 1:00-4:00pm

Plus: Games for Kids, Popcorn, Lemonade, Andy’s Frozen Custard.

Saturday, July 25
1:00-4:00pm (Rain or Shine)
225 Greenwood St.

This event is free

If you have any questions about our Ice Cream Social you can contact us by email, by clicking here.

Presented in Partnership with the Evanston Public Library. The EHC gratefully acknowledges Andy’s Frozen Custard

Celebrate Evanston’s 150th Birthday – Sat. July 27

Happy Birthday Evanston! Two celebrations will take place on Saturday afternoon, July 27.

The Evanston Art Center will place 150 candles out on the front lawn. Thanks to Home Depot for donating all of our 150 lawn candles and to the businesses, organizations and individuals that have generouly purchased a candle. Join them for cupcakes and other artful activities from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday the 27th.

The Evanston History Center will also have their ice cream social from 1pm to 4pm on July 27. Free popcorn, lemonade and Andy’s Frozen Custard will be served along with games for kids, face painting, music and plenty of time to simply lounge on the lawn at the Dawes House.

Both events are a wonderful way to be part of Evanston’s 150 celebration.

Evanston History Center Ice Cream Social – Sat. July 27

The Evanston History Center holds its annual Ice Cream Social from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St.

The event — to be held rain or shine — is free and open to everyone.

The program features face-painting for kids, Andy’s Frozen Custard, popcorn, lemonade, treats from Whole Foods Market and tours of the Dawes House through the afternoon plus the following scheduled events:

  • The Ridgeville Band at 1 p.m.
  • Kevin Kelly’s Magic Show at 2 p.m.
  • LakeDance Performance at 3:30 p.m.

Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Mother’s Day House Walk


Join the Evanston History Center in celebrating 38 years of Evanston’s history and architecture! In the 38 years since its inception, the Evanston History Center’s Mother’s Day House Walk has embodied the best of history and architecture. In honor of the 150th anniversary of Evanston, they will present stunning, private homes in southeast Evanston that represent the major styles of Evanston’s architectural history. The House Walk includes interior viewing of the houses. Your support of the House Walk benefits the EHC’s programs and their preservation of Evanston history.

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Houses will be open from 12:00 to 5:00pm.

Admission: $40 in advance, $45 on Mother’s Day. Evanston History Center members receive a $5 per ticket discount, regardless of purchase date.

Children 12 and over require a ticket. Tickets are not mailed; they may be picked up at the EHC, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, beginning at 11 am on May 12. Addresses are not available in advance. House Walk tickets are nonrefundable.

More information and to purchase tickets: http://evanstonhistorycenter.org/events-programs/special-events