Tag Archives: Schmidt-Burnham Log House

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 […]

Schmidt-Burnham Log House Brings Curriculum to Life

Gazette Article by Sidney Dechovitz Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2007 Since its grand opening in September 2006, the Schmidt-Burnham Log House has had approximately 650 visitors, including 250 local students. Winnetka teachers have been enthusiastic about incorporating this piece of living history into the fourth grade immigration curriculum. A fourth grade teacher at Crow […]

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 […]