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Log House Playhouse Raffle

Enter our raffle to win the wooden Log House Playhouse!  Follow the links below to enter your family for the drawing to take place at the Log House Jubilee Celebration at Crow Island Park on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm .  Your entries will be confirmed by name or email address.  Please […]

Formal Invitation

The People’s Party Annual Gala – RSVP by Tues. June 5!

The Winnetka Historical Society Invites you to the The People’s Party at Wayside, the Historic Henry Demarest Lloyd House at 830 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka, Ill.  Take this rare opportunity to see Winnetka’s only privately owned National Historic Landmark. Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:30pm Live Jazz Music, Dinner, Summer Cocktail Attire RSVP by Tuesday, June 4, […]


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 […]

Party on the Prairie

<img src=”images/20t.jpg” class = “center” /> Fresh, exuberant, and fun will be the type of experience the Historical Society hopes you’ll have at our Party on the Prairie, this year’s fundraiser to be held outside of the Society’s Schmidt-Burnham Log House at Crow Island Woods, open to adults on Saturday, June 20 beginning at 6:00pm. […]

Anita Willets-Burnham to visit her home!

Come and visit with “Anita Willets-Burnham”! Anita is making a special return visit to her home – learn more about her home, her travels and her book _Round the World on a Penny._ See a sampling of her artwork and imagine the Burnham family living in the log house. Sunday, October 18th, 2009 1:00-4:00pm Schmidt-Burnham […]

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. […]

Topping Winnetka Lecture and Tea

Join us at 411 Linden St. on *Sunday, March 14th at 2:00pm* for an afternoon tea and lecture by Costume Curator, Ellie Carlson. Enjoy perusing our exhibit of fifteen decades of ladies hats. RSVP by calling the museum at  (847) 446 0001 or emailing us at Cost is $10 for Society members, $15 for […]

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, […]