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.


Chicago, that toddling - and tippling - town.  This world-class metropolis has been a malt-loving mecca since its beginnings and much of Chicago’s history is rooted in the story of beer and the immigrant communities who built it. The steady stream of [...]

The Wilmette Historical Museum and the Wilmette Police Department will be hosting joint open houses at their respective locations on Ridge Road. Come enjoy a performance from the Wilmette Community Band on the museum’s front lawn at noon, explore the Museum’s historic [...]

Historic Garden Walk

June 30 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On Sunday, June 30th, the Wilmette Historical Society will host its 2024 Historic Garden Walk! The Society’s first Garden Walk was held during the summer of 2021, and the event’s popularity since then has led to its return this year with new [...]