Membership Drive – 150 for Wilmette’s 150th

In celebration of Wilmette’s Sesquicentennial, the Wilmette Historical Society is launching a membership drive, 150 for Wilmette’s 150th, with the goal of securing 150 new members in 2022.  For a limited time only, all new memberships will be extended through March 2024.  Sign up today to receive membership benefits for two years!  Additionally, for each new member added, the Wilmette Historical Society will donate $1 to help support the Museum.


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]