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Back in the Day: Historic Preservation — Why do we care?

This article originally appeared in the December 26, 2018 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Historic preservation — Why do we care? By Holly Marihugh Mount Vernon, George and Martha Washington’s home in northern Virginia, stood dilapidated in 1853. “South Carolina socialite, Louise Dalton Bird Cunningham, saw Mt. Vernon as she rode […]

Back in the Day: Winnetka’s Own Maverick

This article originally appeared in the April 25, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Winnetka’s own maverick By Holly Marihugh Most of us know that a maverick is person who wants to mark her own unique path. But did you know Winnetka had its own maverick? Lola Maverick Lloyd, granddaughter of […]

Back in the Day: A window of understanding into the past

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: A window of understanding into the past By Holly Marihugh The historic clothing of the Medici family members gives us a rare insight into their lives during the 16th century. Through local resident Mary Westerman, Winnetka has […]

Back in the Day: Anita Willets-Burnham: Artist, writer and world traveler

This article originally appeared in the October 4, 2019 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back in the Day: Anita Willets-Burnham: Artist, writer and world traveler By Holly Marihugh The Winnetkan world-traveling artist, Anita Willets-Burnham, once said, “Doing what can’t be done is the glory of living.” To prove her point, she traveled all over the […]

Back In The Day: When Winnetka’s best-known restaurant was part of a national story

This article originally appeared in the April 30, 2018 issue of the Winnetka Current as Back In The Day: When Winnetka’s best-known restaurant was part of a national story By Peter Butler During the depths of the Great Depression in 1934, Harvey and Clara Klingeman opened the Indian Trail Restaurant on Chestnut Street, where the recently […]