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The Ko sisters, Avery, 9, and Elliot,13, near Winnetka’s Cenotaph.
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Winnetkans Show Support for Wiping Out Systemic Racism

Originally appeared in the Fall 2020 Gazette by Holly Marihugh Last June 6th on the Village Green in Winnetka, the same ground where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke 55 years ago, an estimated 2,000 Winnetkans gathered to denounce racism. This year marked an explosion of protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd […]

Mary shoveling snow at 615 Cherry Street, winter of 1967

Pivoting in a Pandemic

Originally appeared in the Fall 2020 Gazette By Executive Director, Mary Trieschmann In the spring of 2020 we experienced historic events, reminding us that Winnetka is part of a global community and compelling us all to “pivot.” As soon as news of the coronavirus hit the press, we pivoted to continue our mission to honor […]

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Hadley: a Shining Light for 100 Years

Originally appeared in the Fall 2015 Gazette; updated August 2020 By Cecile Hales; Updates by Meagan McChesney Winnetka schools are known around the country and around the world, and none holds this distinction more proudly than Hadley, now celebrating its 100th anniversary.   Hadley’s progress since its inception in 1920 is remarkable: from a single […]

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Back in the Day: Penny and Don Trieschmann: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

Originally appeared in The Winnetka Current, March 30, 2020 By Holly Marihugh, Contributing Columnist It’s hard to overstate the type of “open door” policy the Trieschmann family had in its Cherry Street neighborhood for the last 58 years. Over the decades, the family invited many neighbors and friends to come on in, including an 18-year-old […]

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New Curator Joins the Winnetka Historical Society

Appeared in the Gazette, Spring/Summer 2020 by Ann Thompson Meagan McChesney is the newest Winnetka Historical Society (WHS) staff member who recently began her role as Curator. The Curator’s job is an important one for the organization because the main focus of WHS is the care of the artifacts amassed over an almost 90-year history. […]

A postcard depicting the elegant grounds of the North Shore Health Resort on Sheridan Road.

Curator’s Corner: The Early Days of the North Shore Health Resort (1900s-1930s)

Appeared in the Gazette, Spring/Summer 2020 by Rachel Ramirez “Come and Get Well,” calls a 1918 advertisement for the North Shore Health Resort from the Chicago Daily Tribune. The ad, under the “Health Resorts” section of the classifieds, lauds the facility’s “Scientific care combined with ideal surroundings,” “beautiful grounds,” and a “bathing beach.” Established in […]