Museum

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Visit us at our Museum and Headquarters for exhibits, great research resources, and exciting programs.

Location

411 Linden St., Winnetka, IL

Hours

The Museum is open to walk-in visitors every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, as well as every other Sunday as listed below.

Staff are typically available by appointment Monday-Friday during business hours.

To ensure prompt and attentive service, we encourage visits by appointment for research requests.

2017 Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM:

  • January 8 and 22
  • February 12 and 26
  • March 12 and 26
  • April 9 and 23
  • May 7 and 21
  • June 4 and 18
  • July 23
  • August (by appointment only)
  • September 10
  • October 22
  • November 5 and 19
  • December (by appointment only)

 

Parking

Street parking is available on the north side of Ash Street or the west side of Linden Street. Please obey posted parking signs.

Admission

Admission to the Museum is free.

Building History

In June 2001, the Winnetka Historical Society purchased a circa 1877 Civil War era residence located at 411 Linden, just a short distance from the Village’s center.  It is one of the few remaining examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the Village.  It has been designated as a local landmark by the Village Council.

The first floor of our headquarters contains exhibit space, a meeting area, our research room and library.  The second floor contains staff offices, curatorial and volunteer work space, and collections storage.