A new exhibit opens Friday at the Evanston History Center that offers a look at the evolution of the home’s most personal of spaces and customs from the mid 19th Century to the mid 20th Century.

The exhibit, titled “Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Boudoirs,” also explores how the introduction of modern comforts and conveniences, such as the spring mattress and indoor plumbing, changed those personal spaces.

Designed by curator Janet C. Messmer, the exhibit brings together clothing, furniture, and decorative arts from the Center’s collections.

Tickets for the exhibit’s opening, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, are $15 per person, or $10 for EHC members. The Center is located in the Dawes Mansion at 225 Greenwood St. To make reservations, call (847) 475-3410.

The exhibit runs through Jan. 28, 2013. Regular exhibit hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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