The Evanston History Center will present its 42nd Annual Mother’s Day House Walk on Sunday, May 14, from noon to 5 p.m.

The 42nd Annual House Walk marks the centennial of World War I. The homes included in this year’s House Walk reflect how the war affected the lives and homes of the people of Evanston.

This House Walk will feature five historically and architecturally significant houses and two extraordinary coach houses in southeast Evanston, the neighborhood surrounding the former home of the Dawes family and current headquarters of the Evanston History Center, at 225 Greenwood St.

Each house has a fascinating story to tell of architectural development, the neighborhood, World War I, and Evanston history. Visitors to the Dawes House will also be able to view the EHC’s new exhibit, “The Finishing Touch: Evanston Accessorized!” which opens in May 2017.

House Walk tickets may be purchased in advance by phone during regular business hours by calling the EHC at 847-475-3410 or by visiting Advance ticket sales (online or by phone) will be available until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13.
Tickets are $40 each in advance, $45 on Mother’s Day. EHC members receive a $5 per ticket discount, regardless of purchase date. Children age 12 and over require tickets. Tickets are not mailed but will be available for pick up at the Evanston History Center at 225 Greenwood St., beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 14.

Tickets may also be purchased on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Evanston History Center, beginning at 11 a.m.. Tickets are non-refundable. Visa, MC, and checks accepted.
Become an EHC member (online or at the Dawes House) and receive discounts on House Walk tickets along with other benefits.

This year’s House Walk is supported by American Vintage Home and Three Crowns Park.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.