Voices of Wilmette Oral History Project

Voices of Wilmette: an Oral History Project

Is there a family member, a friend, a teacher, a business person, or someone else you would like to interview for posterity?  The Museum and the Wilmette Public Library have launched a special oral history project in celebration of the Village’s Sesquicentennial.  Members of the community will be able to use oral history kits created by the Library and the Museum to record stories of individuals with a connection to Wilmette.  The Library and Museum will collect and archive these recordings to provide future generations an opportunity to explore local history.

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Mannequins in various dresses and outfits

Visit the Museum!

Come see our new exhibits “Memories and Milestones” and “Fashion Forward: Wilmette’s Clothing History” created in celebration of Wilmette’s Sesquicentennial.

We are currently open on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:30 pm. We hope you will come by and visit! We are following the current State and Village of Wilmette COVID-19 guidelines.

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Membership Drive – 150 for Wilmette’s 150th

For a limited time only, all new memberships will be extended through March 2024.  Sign up today to receive membership benefits for two years!

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

Museum Hours

Tuesday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Wednesday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Thursday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Sunday1:00 PM — 4:30 PM