Visit us at our Museum and Headquarters for exhibits, great research resources, and exciting programs.

Due to the corona virus the Museum at 411 Linden is closed to the public. We are available for research requests and questions. Please fill out the research request form, call 847.446.0001 or send an email to Meagan McChesney We apologize for the inconvenience.

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411 Linden St., Winnetka, IL



We are currently closed to the public.

We can be reached by phone: Tel: (847) 446-0001 or Email:

The Museum is typically open to walk-in visitors every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Staff may be available by appointment Monday-Friday during business hours, and weekend visits are also available by appointment.

To ensure prompt and attentive service, we encourage visits by appointment for research requests. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and make an appointment.


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


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.