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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 train at the depot, but have lost their tickets! Head out with your family this summer on a […]

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 the same scenes a century later.

The book shows a Chicago region that has been transformed — and even […]

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 must be 16 years of age or older, wear a helmet, and sign a waiver. For safety, the […]