The demolition of Ryan Field is temporarily on hold while Northwestern University puts together a formal historic preservation plan for the construction process, which is required under federal and state […]
Deborah Kasindorf started her new position as executive director of the Evanston History Center on Oct. 16, right in time to host the 125th anniversary celebration of the center and the opening of a new exhibit, Changing Times: 125 Years of Collection and Sharing Evanston History, on Sunday, Nov. 12.
By Jenny Thompson, PhD, director of education, Evanston History Center In July we dug into the history of “expressing, storing, and moving” in Evanston. One of the buildings we featured […]
Editor’s note: The RoundTable asked Mercedes Fernández, Latino liaison and minority language coordinator at ETHS, for an essay to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. Names in this essay are fictitious, and the story, while inspired by a specific Evanston family, has been modified with details from other families’ experiences. A Spanish translation is available below the English text.
The Evanston Arts Council recently granted $1,000 to the Shorefront Legacy Center to help pay artist fees for a 20-page coloring book. Titled Colorful Legacies: Evanston’s Local Black Historical Figures, […]
Question from an Evanston RoundTable reader: I own the house at 1018 Greenwood Street, which has been in my family since 1971. Our home (and its similar sister home next […]
Does anybody have a copy of the June 2, 1969, Evanston Review? That missing issue is the only one Evanston librarians need to finish off a complete digitized set of […]
Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a series from Betsy Bird honoring the Evanston Public Library’s 150th anniversary. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 in the […]
(CLICK HERE TO READ PART I OF THE SERIES: NOT JUST BOOKS) It was one of the first things I learned when I moved to Evanston, Illinois. Practically the moment […]
Question from an Evanston RoundTable reader: Thank you for the great series of “Ask the Historians” articles in the Evanston RoundTable! I recently discovered it and have been delighted to […]