The Evanston History Center is changing its research room schedule to better accommodate students and others who would like to access the research collection later in the day.

Beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the research room will be open from 1-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The schedule will remain the same for other days — 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

“We are always looking for ways to provide increased access to our amazing collection of local history resources,” said EHC Archivist, Lori Osborne. “We hope that adding these hours will make research at EHC easier for everyone.”

EHC’s research collection includes: files on every house in Evanston; biographical and subject clipping files; archival collections; Evanston newspapers; books by local authors and about local history; photographs of Evanston houses, people and places; and many other resources about the community’s history.

If you’d like to volunteer to help staff the EHC research room, an orientation and training are planned for this fall. The history center, at 225 Greenwood St., is looking for volunteers with an interest in local history and/or experience in libraries and archives, who’ve got enthusiasm and a service-minded attitude.

More information and an application can be found at the history center’s website, or by calling 847-475-3410.

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