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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 […]


2014 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting, held every year in June, features a short board meeting, annual updates on the WHS from the Executive Director, a free program, and a great gathering of people in our community who care about preserving Winnetka’s history. We thank the Those Were The Days Radio Players for a great live show on […]

WHS Log House Holiday flyer

Holiday at the Log House

Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM 1140 Willow Rd, at the Crow Island Woods Step back into a bygone era for some old-fashioned fun! Tour our c. 1837 Log House Hear tales from our costumed docents Enjoy free crafts and holiday treats Meet Silhouette Artist Cassidy Alexander! Nationally known silhouette artist Cassidy Alexander […]


Gazette Article by: Penny Kohlmeyer Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1999 The Three R’s of Old House Ownership On March 14, 1999 a program was presented by the Winnetka Historical Society. It was offered in response to frequent requests from Winnetka residents for information on researching, restoring and rehabbing their houses. Nan Greenough, former Chair […]

Native Americans on the North Shore

Please join us for our Annual Meeting featuring John Low, Executive Director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Mr. Low, a Pokagon Band Potawatomi Indian, will present information about the 18th and 19th century native inhabitants of this region. Wednesday, June 10, 7:00PM – Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue A short business […]

Daniel Burnham and the American City

<img src=”images/32t.jpg” class = “left” />Judith Paine McBrien, filmmaker and Wilmette resident, will discuss her feature-length documentary, “Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City.” The film debuted on September 2nd in Millennium Park.  Program is being co-sponsored with the Wilmette Historical Museum and will be held at their museum, 609 Ridge Road […]

Frank Lloyd Wright: His Work and His Life

Join us for our annual luncheon featuring a fascinating talk on Frank Lloyd Wright. Our speaker, Doug Deuchler, will delve into the life and work of this prolific architect. Mr. Deuchler is an author, educator, theater critic, stand-up comedian and a docent at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. *Tuesday, February 23, 2010* *12:00 […]

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Appraisal Event

Specialists from renowned Chicago auction house Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will provide a verbal appraisal of your item(s). Categories may include: —Fine Art  —Decorative Arts —Antique Furniture —Fine Jewelry & Timepieces —Vintage Couture —Books and Manuscripts —Stamps and Coins  —Memorabilia *When: Sunday, April 11, 2010        1:00-4:00 pm* *Where: Winnetka Community House, Room 101* Cost: $20 per […]