Tag Archives: Henry Demarest Lloyd

“L” is for Lloyd

Gazette Article by: Jan Tubergen Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998 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 […]

Loosen Your Corset Opening

Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves

The physical exhibit is closed, but its online counterpart is always open!  http://progressivewinnetka.wordpress.com/ Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves: The Progressive Era in Winnetka: 1890-1920 examines the transformation of a sleepy rural village into a forward-looking, modern suburb. Running parallel to these changes were severe social dislocations across the country as impoverished populations, from […]

The Origins of the Winnetka Community House

What to do with Boys? The Origins of the Winnetka Community House Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2012 Boys—and what to do with them—were a major Winnetka issue in the early 1900s. The question had dogged the Village for years, with no good solution. Regularly, articles in The Messenger (the […]

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Charles Haag

Gazette Article by: Stephanie Giordano Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2007 The Historical Society’s recent acquisition of four works by Winnetka sculptor Charles Haag spurred research into his life and art. Haag’s local legacy includes an enigmatic sculpture on Sheridan Road, an unusual grave marker in Christ Church cemetery, and two intriguing houses. Charles Haag […]

Winnetka Way: Father Tom Ventura

Gazette Article by: Father Tom Ventura Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present. Glancing at my name tag, the man […]