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 “I Got the Sun in the Mornin’ and the Moon at Night.” Young actors singing and dancing their way through “Annie Get Your Gun” in 2015.  Photo courtesy of Winnetka Children’s Theatre.

A Shining Star of Creative Expression: Children’s Theatre of Winnetka

Originally appeared in the Spring 2021 Gazette by Joan Evanich Children’s Theatre of Winnetka’s directors and some past CTW members have gone on to successful professional performing arts careers, including Beck Bennett (“SNL”), Mary Kate Schellhardt (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Apollo 13”), Broadway performer Betsy Morgan (“Little Mermaid,” “High Fidelity”) and many others who grace […]

Home Alone Holiday Lights On

WHS Gala 2021: Famous House on Lincoln Avenue Still Draws Crowds After 30 Years

Originally appeared in the Spring 2021 Gazette, by Holly Marihugh Lincoln Avenue sits in the heart of Winnetka and includes residential houses, restaurants and shops, and even the stalwart Winnetka Community House. But there’s a beloved tourist attraction on the street as well: a brick Georgian built in 1920 by Architect William Aitken. Even after […]

A boy’s treasured promotional photo of Chicago Bears’ Halfback Gale Sayers.

Newsboy: Winnetkan Remembers Delivering Tribune

Author Gary D. Cole became the Chicago Tribune paperboy for his Winnetka neighborhood in 1968. His extended family lived far away, and his customers – especially the elderly residents of the Chimney Apartments – became another set of near relations to Cole. He felt it was his duty in delivering the news to his customers’ […]

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 […]