Shorefront 'Legacies' exhibit at Civic Center

A detail from the panel describing the career of Evanston-born aviator Fred Hutcherson Jr.

The Shorefront traveling exhibit, “Legacies: Profiles on the North Shore,” is now on display at Evanston's Civic Center.

The exhibit consists of 15 graphic panels profiling contemporary and historic people, organizations and institutions, illustrating the lives and existence of thriving black communities on the North Shore.

An initial set of five panels was introduced in 2016 with additional panels released each year. “Legacies” has been shown twice at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, as well as at the “Bright Night for the Arts” event, Evanston Made (formerly Open Studios), Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Evanston History Center.

Hours for the exhibit, located in the second floor hallway of the center at 2100 Ridge Ave., are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The exhibit will remain on display through this year

“Legacies” is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, as well as the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Stone Heritage Properties and the Frances Biedler Foundation.

Shorefront is a nonprofit archival center that collects, preserves and educates people about Black history on Chicago’s suburban North Shore.

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