Winnetka Treasures Online Catalog

Welcome to Winnetka Treasures: 15 Decades, 15 Object‘s Online Catalog. Visit the exhibit in person at the Winnetka Historical Society from November 2019 to November 2020.

Here you can learn more about Winnetka Treasures, a celebration of 150 years of Winnetka’s history.

One artifact represents each of the 15 decades from Winnetka’s founding in 1869 to the present day. 

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This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund.

Photographs by Maria Rebelo Photography.

 

1860s

Lady Elgin door, 1990.2

 

1870s
Two bricks

Bricks from Academy Hall, 1870. Gift of Frank Pavlik

 

1880s

1880s Handbill

1890s
Cape

Cape with Detachable Collar, 1893. Gift of Alma Heinig.

 

1900s
Pen Register

Pen register, c. 1900.

1910s
Railroad Lamp

Adams-Westlake “Non-Sweating” Signal Lamps, Gift of Goff Smith

1920s
Women's Suffrage Poster

Women’s Suffrage Poster, 1920. Gift of Lola Maverick Lloyd Berndt.

1930s
Farrier Knife

Farrier’s Knife, c. 1936. Gift of Earl Weinstock

1940s
Victory Garden Poster

Victory Garden poster, 1941-1945. Gift of the American Legion.

1950s
Rummage Sale Sweater

Rummage Sale Sweater, Gift of Shirley Kostakos

1960s
1960s poster

Poster for “Winnetka Good-Bad-Indifferent?”, 1969. Gift of Barbara Plochman.

1970s
Caro Nan Basket

Caro Nan basket, 1978. Courtesy of Helen and Paul Weaver.

1980s
Game of Winnetka

Game of Winnetka, c. 1980

1990s
Mother Goose puppet

Mother Goose puppet, c. 1990. Courtesy of North Shore Country Day School.

2000s
HP books

Harry Potter books, c. 2000. Courtesy of Deb Emry.