|Bus Tour: Charles Gates Dawes’ Mansion - TICKET SALE STARTS TODAY|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
The unique 1894 mansion of former U.S. Vice President Charles Dawes is a National Historic Landmark overlooking Lake Michigan and the home of the Evanston History Center. Built in an era that valued architectural craftsmanship, the home is beautifully maintained and showcases antiques and artwork that belonged to Dawes. This historic family's history is highlighted by a fascinating guided tour and enhanced with exhibits exploring the history of Evanston.Library: Cook Park Library map
This half-day trip includes a 90-minute tour conducted by a representative of the Evanston History Center and commentary en-route to Charles Gates Dawes’ Mansion by historian and tour host Jim Gibbons.
Bus tour date is Friday, November 1. Time for trip will be 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
The $35 per person ticket price covers round-trip luxury coach transportation, tour guide fee and admission to the museum. Add a Picnic Basket boxed breakfast (bagel with cream cheese and jelly on the side, half pint fresh fruit salad, bag of trail mix, juice box and an 8oz. bottle of water.) for $10 more or bring your own.
In-person ticket sales(cash or check only, please) begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 7 at Cook Park Library only and will continue until sold out.
Note: Tickets are non-refundable. If for any reason you cannot use your tickets, it is up to you to find a replacement participant.
A minimum of 40 to a maximum of 52 participants is required for this event to take place.
*The bus will leave Cook Park Library at 7:30 a.m. and Aspen Drive Library at 7:50 a.m. Please arrive at your pick location at least 10 minutes before departure time.
Charles Gates Dawes, is a descendant of William Dawes who rode with Paul Revere and warned the colonists of the British soldiers before the start Revolutionary War. Charles G. Dawes will manage William McKinley’s 1896 presidential campaign in Illinois. He will then be appointed Comptroller of the Currency by President McKinley. He will next form the Central Trust Company of Illinois and will serve as a general during World War I, and the Chairman of General Purchasing Board for the American Expeditionary Forces. Dawes will then be appointed Director of the Bureau of the Budget by President Warren G. Harding. He later will serve on the Allied Reparations Commission, forming the Dawes Plan, to aid the ailing German economy due to WWI and will receive a Nobel Peace Prize in 1925. As 30th Vice President of the United States, Dawes will serve for one term under President Calvin Coolidge.