Kids Event: Meet the Lincolns!

February 19 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Families, join us at the Museum this Presidents' Day weekend for an afternoon with Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Lecture: Morris “Dino” Robinson

March 12 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The museum welcomes speaker Morris "Dino" Robinson, founder of Evanston's Shorefront Legacy Center. Established in 1995, Shorefront is the North Shore's only community archive for Black history and provides many resources and stories surrounding the experiences of people of color on the [...]


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

Museum Hours

Monday Closed
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