The Evanston History Center launches its new exhibit, “A Crowded Life: Charles Gates Dawes,” with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 15.
There's never been a president from Evanston, but Dawes once stood "a heartbeat away from the presidency" while serving as as vice-president in the Calvin Coolidge administration.
Curator Kris Hartzell will show rarely seen items from the Dawes collection, along with videos and graphics exploring his involvement in the major events of the 20th century. The Evanston League of Women Voters will be on hand to register new voters. Light refreshments will be served.
The free event is at the History Center, 225 Greenwood St.