Tag Archives: Collections

artifacts

Donating artifacts to the WHS Museum Collection

by Siera H. Erazo WHS is actively collecting objects, costumes (clothing), personal papers, corporate archives, original photographs, original blueprints, and other items that directly relate to developing a better understanding of the story of Winnetka and its residents. To donate an item(s), please contact the curator by calling 847-446-0001 or by emailing curator@winnetkahistory.org. After we […]

dsc_0024

Curator’s Cache: Burgundy Velvet Visiting Costume

Burgundy visiting costume, c. 1883. Velvet, silk faille, taffeta and voided velvet; ornamented with glass beads and a small amount of chiffon ruffle at the cuff. Found in Collection.   For November’s Curator’s Cache we feature this exquisite deep burgundy velvet suit, c. 1883. It was selected as a companion to Silhouette: An Intimate History of Undergarments […]

Capias. Inside view. WHS object 3080.

From the Curator, Fall 2015

We welcomed Robert Franklin as our 2015 summer digital exhibits intern. As we said goodbye to The Adventurers installation, he created an online exhibit based on the original so the research and stories told would live on. Our collections inventory is in full swing. Volunteer Bill McKay is working with our oversized files, starting with […]

PaulineDohnPainting_thumb

The Portrait of Mary Dohn

By Nan Greenough Portrait of a Young Woman in a Silk Robe. Pauline Dohn Rudolph (1865-1934) Oil on canvas. 1989.2118 One of the most beautiful pieces in the Winnetka Historical Society’s art collection is an exquisite large oil portrait of a young woman in a Chinese robe.  This summer the painting was the object of […]

Goodbye to Something Old, Hello to Something New

Gazette Article by: Ellie Carlson, Curator of Costumes Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 On March 11 Curator Katie Macica and I removed a 1908 dress from the “I Do, I Do” exhibit and replaced it with a dress from 1928. The earlier dress, worn by Frieda Rydell, is made of a very fragile material […]

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 […]