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Tour highlights homes of women who made history

The Evanston History Center holds its 35th annual Mother’s Day House Walk on Sunday, highlighting historic homes of Evanston women who made a notable impact on their community or the world.

The walk, which begins at the history center, 225 Greenwood St., includes five private homes and three historic sites and runs from noon to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on Mother’s Day. There’s a $5 discount for history center members.

The tour house pictured here was where early childhood education pioneer Laura Cragin established a kindergarten and hired as a teacher Edna Dean Baker, who later founded what now is known as National Louis University.

All the homes are located in Evanston’s Lakeshore Historic District.

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