Winter Scavenger Hunt: The Great Snowflake Search

December 3, 2023 - February 15, 2024

Have you ever heard of Snowflake Bentley? He was the first known person to photograph snowflakes and prove that no two are alike. Mr. Bentley needs more snowflakes to photograph. Join our scavenger hunt to find them! Head out with your family [...]

Get into the holiday spirit as the museum welcomes speaker and film expert Kelli Marshall, who will lead a lecture and conversation about three Christmas films that are set in Chicago and how they relate to social class. Discussed movies will include [...]

Annual Meeting & Lecture: “Lost In America”

January 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us as we welcome Richard Cahan to discuss his book, Lost in America: Photographing the Last Days of Our Architectural Treasures. The book elaborates upon a wide array of historic structures that were saved on film by a group of photographers working for [...]

Membership Drive – 150 for Wilmette’s 150th

For a limited time only, all new memberships will be extended through March 2024.  Sign up today to receive membership benefits for two years!

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

Museum Hours
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
1:00 – 4:30 PM

Please contact the Museum to schedule an appointment to do research. No appointment needed to tour exhibits and conduct other business during Museum hours.