Join the museum in welcoming Dr. Sarah Doherty, Associate Professor of U.S. & Public History at North Park University. Doherty’s talk will provide context for why Chicago is central to regional and national conversations and recent scholarship about housing discrimination and exclusionary [...]

Chicago, that toddling - and tippling - town.  This world-class metropolis has been a malt-loving mecca since its beginnings and much of Chicago’s history is rooted in the story of beer and the immigrant communities who built it. The steady stream of [...]


Bill Murray

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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Come see our newest exhibits, Lost Wilmette (first floor) and Ritual and Regalia (lower level).

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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