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The Winnetka lake shore in its pre-settlement natural state.

The Illinois Lakeshore 2100, Adaptive Shorelines to Cope with Climate Change

Appeared in the Gazette, Fall/Winter 2019 By Charles W. Shabica, Ph.D., P.G. Educated at Brown, Yale, and the University of Chicago, Charles Shabica is President of Shabica & Associates, Inc., Coastal Scientists and Engineers, and is Emeritus Professor of Earth Science, Northeastern Illinois University.   High lake levels and more intense storms have many Great […]

The Committee for the Green Bay Trail raised funds and worked with local government to pave the path from Glencoe to Winnetka. On June 10, 1969, a grand opening celebration took place on the Winnetka Village Green. Photo credit: Winnetka Talk, 1969

A Look Back at 1969, Winnetka’s Centennial Year

By Helen Weaver Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2019 As we celebrate the sesquicentennial year of our Village’s founding, let’s take a look back at what was happening In Winnetka 50 years ago, during the year of our centennial celebration. While many of us might remember 1969 as the year of the lunar landing, Woodstock, […]

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Education a Focus from Winnetka’s Founding: School Financing Needs Led to Village Charter

By Helen Weaver Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Winnetka has long been associated with education: as the home of nationally renowned New Trier High School, and the incubator of the Winnetka Plan, progressive educator Carleton Washburne’s experiment in individualized ungraded learning. Less well known is the fact that Winnetka’s founding as an incorporated village […]

Penny Kohlmeyer: In Remembrance

  Penny was an active member of the Woman’s Board of the Winnetka Community House and spent many years as a volunteer at the Chicago Botanic Garden. While Penny enthusiastically participated on the WHS Board as an officer and a committee member, her most lasting contribution was as the founding editor of the Gazette. In […]

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From the Executive Director, spring 2015

WHS Director Patti Van Cleave was nominated as 2015 Woman of the Year by the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce. The following are excerpts from her acceptance speech given at the Chamber’s Annual Luncheon on April 8, 2015: Reflecting on what it means to be a Winnetkan, it comes to mind that community is about the […]

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From the Curator, spring 2015

by Siera Erazo Since the founding of the Winnetka Historical Society in 1932, members have collected artifacts, documents, costumes, photos, and films related to Winnetka’s history. Some early donations to WHS included: “pre-historic moose’s antler uncovered in the bogg [sic] west of Winnetka,” “a part of the stern post of the Lady Elgin” donated by […]

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Historic Civil Rights Milestone in July 2015

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech on the Village Green By Cecile Hales Originally published the Fall/Winter 2014 Gazette Fifty years—surely a milestone to be celebrated and an opportunity to look back, no matter what the original event. In this case the event was truly historic: July 2015 will mark 50 […]