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Lecture – Why Illinois was Ground Zero for Innovation

On Sunday, October 20th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., author John Wasik will speak at the Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road in Wilmette.  His talk, “Why Illinois was Ground Zero for Innovation,” will discuss how and why Illinois became a hub of innovation.  He will talk about John Deere‘s invention of the self-scouring plow, […]

Wilmette Photo Challenge

Grab your camera or phone this October for the Wilmette Photo Challenge! The Wilmette Historical Museum’s newest exhibit, “Wilmette in Photographs, 1850-1950,” provides a fascinating glimpse of Wilmette in the mid-19th through mid-20th centuries with many of the photos taken by amateur photographers.  Your photos can help future generations get a glimpse into Village life today.  The Museum […]