WHS is funded primarily by the generous donations of Winnetka families and local businesses.
Support the preservation of and access to your community's history today.
Creating Communities: A History of the North Shore.
This exhibit covers the development of the North Shore through artifacts, photos and interactive displays.
Watch the documentary Winnetka Story: The History of Winnetka & the North Shore
Delving into Winnetka’s history? We provide research assistance!
Submit a research request!
Museum & Log House
The Museum is open 1-4 Tues. & Thurs. and by appointment.
The Schmidt-Burnham Log House is closed for the season and will reopen in May.
Virtual Trolley Tour
Take the Winnetka History Express to learn about Winnetka's historic sites!
Explore Winnetka Stories!
View informative history, interactive exhibits, videos, photograph galleries and more.
15 Decades/15 Objects Exhibit