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.

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New Exhibit!

Creating Communities: A History of the North Shore.

This exhibit covers the development of the North Shore through artifacts, photos and interactive displays.

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Watch Documentary!

Watch the documentary Winnetka Story: The History of Winnetka & the North Shore

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Conducting Research?

Delving into Winnetka’s history? We provide research assistance!

Submit a research request!

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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.

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Articles & Posts

Recent articles and posts from our biannual Gazette.

Our Facebook posts and stories.

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Virtual Trolley Tour

Take the Winnetka History Express to learn about Winnetka's historic sites!

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Explore Winnetka Stories!

View informative history, interactive exhibits, videos, photograph galleries and more.

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Virtual Exhibit

Winnetka Treasures:

15 Decades/15 Objects Exhibit

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Recent Articles from the Gazette