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 St. is now OPEN to the public by appointment only. 
Please contact 847-446-0001 to schedule your appointment.

All visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing during the visit. Thank you.


Log House at 1140 Willow Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093 
2021 Open Hours To Be Announced