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2014 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting, held every year in June, features a short board meeting, annual updates on the WHS from the Executive Director, a free program, and a great gathering of people in our community who care about preserving Winnetka’s history. We thank the Those Were The Days Radio Players for a great live show on […]

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Holiday at the Log House

Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM 1140 Willow Rd, at the Crow Island Woods Step back into a bygone era for some old-fashioned fun! Tour our c. 1837 Log House Hear tales from our costumed docents Enjoy free crafts and holiday treats Meet Silhouette Artist Cassidy Alexander! Nationally known silhouette artist Cassidy Alexander […]

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Log House Playhouse Raffle

Enter our raffle to win the wooden Log House Playhouse!  Follow the links below to enter your family for the drawing to take place at the Log House Jubilee Celebration at Crow Island Park on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm .  Your entries will be confirmed by name or email address.  Please […]

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The People’s Party Annual Gala – RSVP by Tues. June 5!

The Winnetka Historical Society Invites you to the The People’s Party at Wayside, the Historic Henry Demarest Lloyd House at 830 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka, Ill.  Take this rare opportunity to see Winnetka’s only privately owned National Historic Landmark. Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:30pm Live Jazz Music, Dinner, Summer Cocktail Attire RSVP by Tuesday, June 4, […]

Research-Restoration-Rehabilitation

Gazette Article by: Penny Kohlmeyer Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 The Three R’s of Old House Ownership On March 14, 1999 a program was presented by the Winnetka Historical Society. It was offered in response to frequent requests from Winnetka residents for information on researching, restoring and rehabbing their houses. Nan Greenough, former Chair […]

Native Americans on the North Shore

Please join us for our Annual Meeting featuring John Low, Executive Director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Mr. Low, a Pokagon Band Potawatomi Indian, will present information about the 18th and 19th century native inhabitants of this region. Wednesday, June 10, 7:00PM – Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue A short business […]

Party on the Prairie

<img src=”images/20t.jpg” class = “center” /> Fresh, exuberant, and fun will be the type of experience the Historical Society hopes you’ll have at our Party on the Prairie, this year’s fundraiser to be held outside of the Society’s Schmidt-Burnham Log House at Crow Island Woods, open to adults on Saturday, June 20 beginning at 6:00pm. […]

Anita Willets-Burnham to visit her home!

Come and visit with “Anita Willets-Burnham”! Anita is making a special return visit to her home – learn more about her home, her travels and her book _Round the World on a Penny._ See a sampling of her artwork and imagine the Burnham family living in the log house. Sunday, October 18th, 2009 1:00-4:00pm Schmidt-Burnham […]