Tag Archives: Anita Willets-Burnham

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Anita Willets-Burnham

Gazette Article by: Robyn DeKoven Grossberg Appeared in the Gazette: June 1999 “Doing what can’t be done is the glory of living.” With that gently defiant introduction, Anita Willets-Burnham sweeps her readers away on a whirlwind journey through the pages of her family’s travelogue in book form, Round the World on a Penny. First published […]

Schmidt-Burnham Log House Opens to Public

Gazette Article by: Laurie Petersen Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2006 Despite steady rain and an unseasonable chill, tours of the Schmidt-Burnham log house were filled to capacity at the grand opening on September 10. Visitors of all ages learned about pioneer days from docents in period costume and heard a dramatized first-person account of […]

“B” is for Burnham Log House

Gazette Article by: Trish Early Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1995 Several years ago when the Minnesota Historical Society reopened its exhibit area, a unique approach was taken to interpret its history from “A to Z.” Various objects and topics were depicted by “letters,” and visitors moved through the gallery “alphabetically.” The editorial board of […]

Burnham Log House: 170 Years of Living

Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 Society to preserve Cook County’s oldest building The Winnetka Historical Society has been given the unique opportunity to preserve and share with the community the Burnham log house – considered to be the oldest building in Cook County. Thanks to the generosity of the Burnham family, the Society has […]

House on Wheels: Yesterday and Today

Gazette Article by: Bill Pierce Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2000 <img src=”images/129t.jpg” class = “center” /> A modern-day “house on wheels” crosses the Elm Street bridge over the train tracks in Winnetka on its journey from its site south of the current Library parking lot to its current home at 340 Poplar Street. Photo […]

Contact 411: The Rogers Family

My great-grandmother was Anita Willets-Burnham and I remember visiting the log house years ago. Could you please show our family the house when we visit Winnetka? –Karen Rogers, Texas On a sunny day this summer, the Rogers family arrived from Texas to see their ancestor’s home, our very own Schmidt-Burnham Log House. Karen Rogers is […]

Anita Willets Burnham

Gazette Article by: Robyn DeKoven Grossberg Appeared in the Gazette: June 1999 “Doing what can’t be done is the glory of living.” With that gently defiant introduction, Anita Willets-Burnham sweeps her readers away on a whirlwind journey through the pages of her family’s travelogue in book form, Round the World on a Penny. First published […]