Tag Archives: Spring/Summer 2009

Ken Behles Named Winnetka Man of the Year

Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 For his exceptional volunteer work over many years, Ken Behles has been named Man of the Year by the Winnetka Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society was proud to nominate Ken for this honor based on his service to the community and his irreplaceable […]

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 […]

Winnetka Public Schools: 150 Years

Winnetka Public Schools: 150 Years

Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of District 36 A Brief Chronology of Winnetka Public Schools 1859 Winnetka’s first public school is organized as District #2, with a one-room schoolhouse at Maple and Elm streets. 1867 Another, larger school building (24’ x 36’) is erected on Walnut at Elm Street. 1869 Winnetka […]

From the Executive Director 2009

Gazette Article by: Patti Van Cleave Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 The arrival of spring always brings a fresh burst of energy, and in addition to reopening the Schmidt-Burnham Log House for the season we have other exciting news. But first I’d like to recap some of the activities that have occurred since last […]

Winnetka Way: David James (part 2)

Gazette Article by: Betsy Landes Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 Former long-time Winnetka resident David James shared a place of honor with his fellow surviving Tuskegee Airmen at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January. This article, a continuation of one that appeared in the Fall ‘08 Gazette, offers more glimpses of his […]

How Progressive Education Came to Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Susan Crowe Whitcomb Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2009 Winnetka’s educational landscape looked like that of many small towns in America g uring the middle of the 19th century. A one-room school house opened on October 1, 1859 at the southeast corner of Maple and Elm streets. The first teacher was paid […]