Captured: Peering into Evanston’s past in the Evanstoniana Room
March 1, 2023
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In the far southwest end of the Evanston Public Library’s second floor, there’s a cozy rectangular room filled with the aroma of yellowing pages (not to mention The Real Yellow Pages).
Welcome to the Evanstoniana Room, a collection of artifacts from Evanston’s past, including books published by Evanston authors and a marble statue with a curious history.
The Daily met with Betsy Bird, EPL’s collection development manager and an author of children’s books, to get a tour of this whimsical room and learn about the artifacts held within.
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