Tag Archives: Ellie Carlson

Schmidt-Burnham Log House Opens to Public

Gazette Article by: Laurie Petersen Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2006 Despite steady rain and an unseasonable chill, tours of the Schmidt-Burnham log house were filled to capacity at the grand opening on September 10. Visitors of all ages learned about pioneer days from docents in period costume and heard a dramatized first-person account of […]

Winnetka Park District

Gazette Article by: Joan Evanich and Elizabeth Carlson Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2004 400 Seasons of Beautiful Parks: Park District Celebrates Centennial Concerned with public image, the citizens of 1904 were dissatisfied with the first impression of our Village. Passengers disembarking from the train at the Elm Street station were greeted with the sight […]

Goodbye to Something Old, Hello to Something New

Gazette Article by: Ellie Carlson, Curator of Costumes Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 On March 11 Curator Katie Macica and I removed a 1908 dress from the “I Do, I Do” exhibit and replaced it with a dress from 1928. The earlier dress, worn by Frieda Rydell, is made of a very fragile material […]