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Join the museum in welcoming speaker Tommy Henry, host of the Chicago History Podcast, which covers a wide variety of topics surrounding local history in Chicago and its surrounding areas. Ranging from the Black Women’s Worker Strikes of the 1930s, to the history of Chicago hot dogs, to enthralling retellings of iconic Chicago sports moments, Mr. Henry has created educational […]

The Wilmette Historical Museum and the Wilmette Police Department will be hosting joint open houses at their respective locations on Ridge Road. Come and enjoy a performance from the Wilmette Community Band on the museum’s front lawn at 12:00, explore the Museum’s historic building, and tour the exhibits. Kids can get “locked up” in the building’s original jail cell, as […]