Museum

The Winnetka Historical Society Museum & Research Center is now OPEN to the public by appointment only.

Explore our two Exhibits at 411 Linden St: Tuesday & Thursday 1-4 pm (by appointment)

  • Winnetka Treasures: 15 Decades, 15 Objects
  • Creating Community: A History of Winnetka

Research Library: Monday – Thursday 11-4 pm (by appointment)
Please contact 847-446-0001 to schedule your appointment.

All visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing during the visit. Thank you.

You can also submit a research request form and we will be happy to assist you with your research.

Request Form

Location

411 Linden St., Winnetka, IL

Parking

Street parking is available on the north side of Ash Street or the west side of Linden Street. Please obey posted parking signs.

Admission

Admission to the Museum is free.

Building History

In June 2001, the Winnetka Historical Society purchased a circa 1877 residence located at 411 Linden, just a short distance from the Village’s center.  It is one of the few remaining examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the Village.  It has been designated as a local landmark by the Village Council.

The first floor of our headquarters contains exhibit space, a meeting area, our research room and library.  The second floor contains staff offices, curatorial and volunteer work space, and collections storage.