Old-fashioned games and vintage music entertained guests at the Evanston History Center’s annual ice cream social at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St. on July 26.
In photo at right, fourth-grader Nemi Cooper holds her ice cream sundae, courtesy of Andy’s Frozen Custard. Since her class at Dewey School took a field trip to the history center, she showed her mother, Rebeca Mendoza, around.
The ice cream sundae was first created here, (1890), in Two Rivers, Wisconsin (1881, some say) or Ithaca, New York (1892).
In photo at left, the Ridgeville Band entertained guests with a variety of old favorites. One song that may have been new to many was the “New Woman March,” composed near the turn of the 20th century and played that day in honor of Frances Willard.