Tag Archives: Winnetka Woman’s Club


Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown

Gazette Article by: Bean Carroll Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 2003 Of the many women who helped settle Winnetka, Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown exerted influence on many of our current institutions. Born in 1869, Dr. Barlow-Brown was a woman ahead of her time. Known primarily for founding the Winnetka Woman’s Club (WWC) in 1908, she was […]

Loosen Your Corset Opening

Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves

The physical exhibit is closed, but its online counterpart is always open!  http://progressivewinnetka.wordpress.com/ Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves: The Progressive Era in Winnetka: 1890-1920 examines the transformation of a sleepy rural village into a forward-looking, modern suburb. Running parallel to these changes were severe social dislocations across the country as impoverished populations, from […]

Family Services of Winnetka and Northfield

Family Services of Winnetka and Northfield: Providing help for 103 years Gazette Article by: Robert Mardirossian, Ph.D. – Executive Director Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1996 Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield is proud of its historical roots. They illustrate the social consciousness that is a hallmark of local residents. In 1893 the nucleus of Family Service […]