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Research-Restoration-Rehabilitation

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

<img src=”images/46t.jpg” class = “left” />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. […]

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Appraisal Event

<img src=”images/48t.jpg” class = “left” />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, […]

Home Alone Event

<img src=”images/99t.jpg” class = “center” /> h3. Join us for a unique one-time only “Home Alone House” event celebrating the movie’s 20th anniversary. * The original homeowners will share stories about the making of the movie and provide time for questions * The house is on the market and they will be moving – along […]

“The Fighting Lady” Documentary

If you enjoyed learning about the experiences of air crews in The Memphis Belle, you won’t want to miss The Fighting Lady. This documentary follows the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown from its voyage through the Panama Canal to several naval battles in the Pacific. See actual combat footage shot from the aircraft […]

Little Mary Pickford Film Anthology

<img src=”images/141t.jpg” class = “center” /> Mary Pickford is arguably the best known female early film star. Married to Douglas Fairbanks, she portrayed children, young women and sleek heroines with perfection. She was also an astute businesswoman, co-founding United Artists in 1919. Enjoy some of her silent films and peruse our new exhibit “Loosen Your […]