The Museum's Summer Scavenger hunt is back! This year's theme will center around the 150th anniversary of the Village's historic 1874 train depot, which was relocated in 1974 to its current location in downtown Wilmette. Some Wilmette residents need to catch the [...]

In this presentation, Wilbert Stroeve of the Chicago Map Society will introduce the Society's book Chicago-Lake Geneva: A 100 Year Round Trip, which reproduces a 1905 guide that was used to navigate from Chicago to Lake Geneva and Beloit, with photos of [...]

Wilmette’s Modern Architecture Bike Tour

August 10 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us in exploring some of Wilmette's modern houses! On Saturday August 10th, enjoy a free, casual-paced bicycle ride to view four Modern and four Midcentury-Modern houses in Wilmette. The ride will start and end at the Museum (609 Ridge Road.) Riders [...]


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Wilmette Local Legends Audio Tour

This two-part, self-guided audio tour will bring you outside the homes of some of Wilmette’s notables starting with film star Ann-Margret and ending with professional makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown. At each stop, you will learn a bit about a local celebrity’s life in Wilmette. Enjoy the tour by car or bicycle or, if you are ambitious, on foot. To begin the tour, follow the link below to the event page for more details or scan the QR code from the maps available at the museum’s front counter.

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Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 853-7666

Museum Hours

Monday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tuesday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed

Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM