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Winnetka Historical Society Museum Open Hours

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Visit our Museum and Headquarters any Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 1:00-4:00.  Our wonderful exhibits are always open--just call ahead for help with research requests.  Staff is also available Mon-Fri during business hours and by appointment.  


Our permanent exhibit, Creating Community: A History of Winnetka, features seven subject areas encompassing Winnetka history. Browse through photos, articles and artifacts that tell the story of Winnetka from the early Native American days to the present with an emphasis on our schools, the importance of the rail system, the Winnetka Community House, and more!


Our current special exhibit, Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves: Progressive Era Winnetka: 1890-1920 examines the transformation of a sleepy rural village into a forward-looking, modern suburb.  The Progressive Era was a time of direct engagement, active problem solving and willingness to experiment across social classes for the greater good. The era introduced Winnetka to new concepts that have become the social bedrock of the Village that we know today.

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