Creating Community Exhibit

The Winnetka Historical Society was founded in 1932 by a group of engaged citizens who recognized the importance of preserving the history of the Winnetka community.

WHS owns and operates two historic buildings in Winnetka. Our Museum and headquarters at 411 Linden Street houses exhibit and gallery space and is open for research, including the reference library, photograph collections, museum collections, archives, and house files.  The Schmidt-Burnham Log House seasonally offers visitors a glimpse of life in the 1850s through the interpretation of costumed docents.

Museum at 411 Linden St, Winnetka, IL 60093  | (847) 446-0001  | whsadmin@winnetkahistory.org

 Due to the Coronavirus the museum will be closed until further notice. Please email research requests to curator@winnetkahistory.org

When coming in to do research, whether on your house, a family, or other local history topic, it is best to schedule a research appointment in advance, so that one of our part-time staff members can pull files beforehand and maximize your visit.


Log House at 1140 Willow Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093  |  (847) 446-0001  |  whsadmin@winnetkahistory.org

2021 Open Hours To Be Announced