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From the Curator: Fall 2010

Gazette Column by Katie Macica, Curator Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2010 Curatorial Nitty Gritty Thanks to the hard work of our intrepid summer interns, Caroline Whitcomb and Jack Grasso, the majority of the Burnham collection is finally processed!  When WHS acquired the Schmidt-Burnham Log House from the Burnham family in 2003, we also obtained […]

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One-of-a-Kind Winnetka WWII Veteran Database

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 Due to incredible foresight, the Winnetka Historical Society has an extremely valuable resource relating to World War II. In April 1945, the Winnetka Village Council authorized the appointment of a Joint Committee on War Records. This unique committee was comprised of representatives from Winnetka American Legion Post #10, the […]

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Winnetka’s Civil War Heroes

Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2012 In the summer of 2011, former Winnetkan John Chimoures stopped by the WHS Museum with a simple question: “Why is there no Civil War star on the cenotaph?” Two Civil War soldiers’ names are called out every year on Memorial Day but are not listed on the cenotaph. The […]