The Winnetka Historical Society was founded in 1932. As we embark on the 21st century, we are pleased to own and operate two historic buildings in Winnetka. Our Museum and headquarters at 411 Linden Street houses gallery space and is open for research, using our reference library, photograph collections and house files. The Schmidt-Burnham Log House offers visitors a glimpse of life in the 1850s through the interpretation of costumed docents.
The Winnetka Historical Society educates people on the stories of our past, in an effort to enrich our present and inspire our future.
Let us know if we can provide information on a research project, schedule a tour of our museum or the Log House, reserve a place for you in one of our programs, or anything else that we can do to help!
The Society owns and operates two sites, our Museum and Headquarters at 411 Linden and the Schmidt-Burnham Log House, each with a long and rich history.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Winnetka community.