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Aerial view of Wilmette's lakefront, circa 1955. Wilmette Harbor, the Bahai Temple, the U.S. Coast Guard station and the North Shore Sanitary Channel are visible.

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Join Us for "Century Homes," Our Annual Spring Housewalk

We are very happy to announce “Century Homes,” our 27th Annual Spring Housewalk. The event will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and purchase tickets early!

“Century Homes” features four grand homes that are more than 100 years old. You’ll see the stunning interiors of some of the earliest residences in east Wilmette, including the Asahel Gage House. Each of the four houses represents a different architectural style popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Arts and Crafts, Classical Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne.

Tickets start at $40. For more details and pricing information, visit our programs page.

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Test Your Knowledge of Wilmette Trivia!

So, which of these was not invented in Wilmette? White-Out correction fluid? Christmas tree Bubble Lights? or Girl Scout cookies? Learn the answer to this question and test your knowledge of little-known Wilmette facts by taking our Wilmette History Trivia Quiz.

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