History of the Log House


Early History

Discover what Winnetka was like prior to the arrival of white settlers.

The Schmidt Family

In 1839, Peter Schmidt immigrated to the United States with his wife and four children. Learn about these first inhabitants of the Log House.

Who Were the Burhams

Members of the Burnham family lived in the Log House from 1914 to 2001. Learn more about this fascinating family and the legacy they gave to Winnetka..