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Evanston History Center holiday open house

The public is invited to an afternoon of holiday cheer at the Dawes House. Explore the majestic lakeside mansion decked out for the holidays, view EHC’s exhibits, and enjoy holiday treats, crafts for kids, and live music in the Great Hall.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St. Admission is free.

EHC also kicks off its 10th Annual Food Drive, in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. All food collected will go directly to an Evanston food pantry to benefit area residents. Donations of nutritious, non-perishable food (no glass, please) will be accepted at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., from Thursday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1-3 p.m. each day.

These events are part of EHC's "Year of Dawes" programming, whose sponsors and partners include: COL (IL) J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) Pritzker Military Museum & Library Tawani Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Northwestern University Press, the Evanston Public Library, The Descendants of William Dawes Who Rode Association, the Evanston Community Foundation, the Evanston Arts Council, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Charles Bartling

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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