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.

The Winnetka Historical Society Museum & Research Center at 411 Linden Street
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 -4pm

Log House at 1140 Willow Road 
Open Sundays 2-4, October 10th – November 21st.