The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Evanston History Center is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1898 to preserve and share Evanston history.   Located in the landmark Charles Gates Dawes mansion, EHC tells the story of Evanston's past through museum exhibits, research room and collections, educational programs, and book publishing.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Saturday, October 10, 2009 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Burnham in Evanston Talk

Evanston History Center

Wine and cheese reception, viewing of the Daniel Burnham's Evanston exhibit and video presentation about Daniel Burnham's life in Evanston and professional career. Hosted by Design Evanston and Evanston History Center. [MORE]

Exhibit : Sunday, May 10, 2009 to Thursday, December 31, 2009

Daniel Burnham's Evanston

Evanston History Center

Focusing on the life and work of Daniel Burnham in Evanston, this exhibit will highlight both Burnham's personal life and his architectural and planning work in the city.  Daniel Burnham called Evanston home for almost all of his professional life.  Although his home no longer stands, his architectural and planning legacy left its mark on Evanston. [MORE]

Saturday, October 10, 2009 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Daniel Burnham's Evanston Walking Tour

Evanston History Center

A one-hour tour covering the neighborhood along the Evanston lakefront that Daniel Burnham called home. Please wear appropriate walking attire. [MORE]

Sunday, May 10, 2009 noon to 5:00pm

House Walk

Evanston History Center

The Evanston History Center's annual Mother's Day House Walk will be held in Daniel Burnham's Evanston neighborhood where he lived with his family from 1886 until his death in 1912.  Although the Burnham's home is no longer standing, the neighborhood surrounding the estate where they lived tells a fascinating story. [MORE]

Evanston History Center

Website: http://www.evanstonhistoryce...

225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL 60201
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