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Winnetka Historical Society
411 Linden St, Winnetka, IL 60093
Since its founding in 1932, the Winnetka Historical Society has been a vital community organization. Today it owns andMore has opened to the public two historic homes: The museum and headquarters at 411 Linden St., and the Schmidt-Burnham Log House, which is listed in on the National Registry of Historic Places.The Historical Society offers residents a chance to learn about Winnetka's history through exhibits at the museum. Volunteers are also accepted to help with building exhibits, research or organizing collections.
Kamp Gallery
563 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093

Specializing in museum-quality paintings, this gallery carries historic artwork, much of which the owners haveMore imported from Europe. With a wide range of prices, Kamp Gallery caters to both collectors and first-time buyers looking to add a classic touch to their home. Join the gallery's e-mail list for information about free in-store art shows. Visiting downtown Chicago? Kamp Gallery has another location in the Drake Hotel. 

 

Crow Island School
1112 Willow Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093

Crow Island School is one of three elementary schools in Winnetka Public Schools District 36. It has a studentMore population of 382 and teaches students from kindergarten through fourth grade. Average class sizes for all grades are less than 20, with kindergarten classes having an average of 15.5 students.

Crow Island School is home of the Pioneer Room, which all third-graders in the district visit as part of their studies. The room was part of the school's original design and has been maintained every since. Students spend a day in the Pioneer Room in small groups with a teacher. The room is a replica of an Illinois home from the 1840s. Students have a chance to churn butter, use slates and chalk, and wear pioneer costumes.

The school's design is often cited as a prime example of excellent school architecture. Lawrence Perkins, who headed the construction of the school, accepted the 25 Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1971. The award is very prestigious and has been bestowed to only one other architect. In 1975, Crow Island School received other architectural recognitions from the Illinois School Board Association and the American Association of School Administration and the American Library Association. The school was named a national historic landmark by the Department of the Interior in 1990.

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