Winnetka Historical Museum


The growth and history of Winnetka since 1830 is chronicled in this museum, which includes the Carlton Washburne Library.

The Winnetka Historical Society was founded in 1932 by a group of engaged citizens who recognized the importance of preserving the history of the Winnetka community. WHS owns and operates two historic buildings in Winnetka. Our Museum and headquarters at 411 Linden Street houses exhibit and gallery space and is open for research, including the reference library, photograph collections, museum collections, archives, and house files. The Schmidt-Burnham Log House seasonally offers visitors a glimpse of life in the 1850s through the interpretation of costumed docents.

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