Creating Community Exhibit

The Winnetka Historical Society was founded in 1932 by a group of engaged citizens who recognized the importance of preserving the history of the Winnetka community.

WHS owns and operates two historic buildings in Winnetka. Our Museum and headquarters at 411 Linden Street houses exhibit and gallery space and is open for research, including the reference library, photograph collections, museum collections, archives, and house files.  The Schmidt-Burnham Log House seasonally offers visitors a glimpse of life in the 1850s through the interpretation of costumed docents.

Museum at 411 Linden St, Winnetka, IL 60093  | (847) 446-0001  | whsadmin@winnetkahistory.org

Monday:   closed
Tuesday:   OPEN 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Wednesday:   closed
Thursday:   OPEN 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Friday:    closed
Saturday:   closed
Sunday:   OPEN TWICE A MONTH 1:00PM – 4:00PM

When coming in to do research, whether on your house, a family, or other local history topic, it is best to schedule a research appointment in advance, so that one of our part-time staff members can pull files beforehand and maximize your visit.

The Museum at 411 Linden will be closed August 9-16, 2018 for cleaning of exhibits and collections storage areas.


Log House at 1140 Willow Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093  |  (847) 446-0001  |  whsadmin@winnetkahistory.org

2018 Seasonal Open Hours, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

May 6 and 20
June 3 and 17
July 8 and 22
August 5 and 19
September 9 and 23
October 7 and 21