Winnetka Historical Society


About Winnetka Historical Society

We own and operate two historic homes in Winnetka.  Our museum and headquarters is a c 1859 Carpenter Gothic building two blocks from the center of the Village at 411 Linden, and the Schmidt-Burnham Log House, a c 1837 structure, allows the public to share what life was like during Winnetka’s early history.  The Log House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.  Both of our homes are local landmarks.

Founded in 1932, the Winnetka Historical Society educates people on the stories of our past in an effort to enrich our present and inspire our future.  We promote awareness of Winnetka’s heritage through artifact collection and preservation, public access to our research center, and enlightening programs, exhibits and publications.

 

Current Opportunities at Winnetka Historical Society

Volunteering at the Schmidt-Burnham Log House

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the 1800s?
Do you like games and lively conversation?
Are you interested in the history of the North Shore?

If one or all of your answers to these questions are yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you! The Winnetka Historical Society is currently looking for volunteers to facilitate visitor experiences at the Schmidt-Burnham Log House on Sundays from 1:30-4:30, May 1 through November 20, 2022. Volunteering every Sunday is not required, but signing up for a set number of Sundays per month is preferable.

The Log House has a wonderful, rich history that requires enthusiastic docents/facilitators to share it with the public. In addition to telling visitors about the Log House’s history, there are also games and a scavenger hunt that create a great family experience.

Learn more at: winnetkahistory.org

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Adults, Seniors
Categories: Arts & Culture, Education
Days: Sunday
Times: Afternoons
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