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Peace Activist and Suffragette Lola Maverick Lloyd (1875-1944) wore this beaver fur hat, c. 1910.

Curator’s Corner

Originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2020 Gazette by Meagan McChesney, PhD This year’s successful Virtual Gala featured several of the unique hats housed in the Winnetka Historical Society’s offsite Costume Collection. While notable in their own right for their beautiful designs and detailing, collecting images of these hats led me to wonder about the people […]

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A Local Physician’s Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2020 Gazette by Holly Marihugh Q: How has your practice changed since the influx of COVID-19 cases? A: First, patients just stayed away. When patients are fearful about their health, availing themselves of their primary care doctor or the healthcare system is an automatic response. In this totally unusual situation, […]

The Ko sisters, Avery, 9, and Elliot,13, near Winnetka’s Cenotaph.
Photo by Sarah Ko

Winnetkans Show Support for Wiping Out Systemic Racism

Originally appeared in the Fall 2020 Gazette by Holly Marihugh Last June 6th on the Village Green in Winnetka, the same ground where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke 55 years ago, an estimated 2,000 Winnetkans gathered to denounce racism. This year marked an explosion of protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd […]

Mary shoveling snow at 615 Cherry Street, winter of 1967

Pivoting in a Pandemic

Originally appeared in the Fall 2020 Gazette By Executive Director, Mary Trieschmann In the spring of 2020 we experienced historic events, reminding us that Winnetka is part of a global community and compelling us all to “pivot.” As soon as news of the coronavirus hit the press, we pivoted to continue our mission to honor […]

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Hadley: a Shining Light for 100 Years

Originally appeared in the Fall 2015 Gazette; updated August 2020 By Cecile Hales; Updates by Meagan McChesney Winnetka schools are known around the country and around the world, and none holds this distinction more proudly than Hadley, now celebrating its 100th anniversary.   Hadley’s progress since its inception in 1920 is remarkable: from a single […]

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New Curator Joins the Winnetka Historical Society

Appeared in the Gazette, Spring/Summer 2020 by Ann Thompson Meagan McChesney is the newest Winnetka Historical Society (WHS) staff member who recently began her role as Curator. The Curator’s job is an important one for the organization because the main focus of WHS is the care of the artifacts amassed over an almost 90-year history. […]