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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.