Tag Archives: Spring 2011

Remembering Winnetka’s WWII Veterans

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 The Winnetka Historical Society’s past exhibit, “Serving on All Fronts: Winnetka and World War II,” is noteworthy for its unique artifacts, fascinating stories and interesting displays. The exhibit showcased the uniforms and stories of five Winnetka veterans, and includes artifacts that illustrate the war in Europe and the Pacific, as […]


One-of-a-Kind Winnetka WWII Veteran Database

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 Due to incredible foresight, the Winnetka Historical Society has an extremely valuable resource relating to World War II. In April 1945, the Winnetka Village Council authorized the appointment of a Joint Committee on War Records. This unique committee was comprised of representatives from Winnetka American Legion Post #10, the […]


Matchett Letters Open Door on WWII Love Story

Gazette Article by Susan Crowe Whitcomb Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 Letters to and from Americans serving in the military during World War II were as important to victory as ammunition and K-rations. The connection with loved ones was vital to morale overseas and commitment to the war effort at home. The Historical Society […]

Contact 411: Helen Stewart Johnson

Gazette Article by Helen Weaver Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 I am an aspiring historical fiction writer looking for inspiration from people who led interesting lives in the Midwest around the turn of the century. Are you aware of any good examples in Winnetka? (Winnetka had no shortage of fascinating families to pull from. […]

George Higginson, Jr. House, WHS 2971

George Higginson, Jr. and the Making of Winnetka

Gazette Article by Duff Peterson Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2011 Higginson Lane is a short street running at an angle between Sunset Road and Birch Street. It is named after George Higginson, Jr. (1864-1936), a prominent citizen of Winnetka in the early 20th century. Higginson was a member of the Village board from 1907-1911, […]