The Evanston History Center will offer a walking tour of Evanston’s lakefront at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The tour, conducted by Kris Hartzell, director of visitor services at the center, will explore the rich, varied history of the city’s lakefront, from lifesaving stations to shipwrecks, from boathouses to warehouses, from parks to private residences to piers, beaches, landscaping and more.

The 90-minute tour begins and ends at the history center‘s headquarters in the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL. Free on-street parking is available.

The tour costs $20 per person, payable at the door. Cash, check, Visa/MC accepted.

Reservations recommended: khartzell@evanstonhistorycenter.org or 847-475-3410.

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