Step out with your family this summer to learn a bit of local history and enjoy a fun scavenger hunt around Wilmette to “Find Mr. Westerfield’s Pickle Barrels!” The hunt can be completed at your own pace anytime from June 11th through July 30th. All kids aged 13 and younger who are accompanied by an adult are eligible to participate in this free program organized by the Wilmette Historical Museum and the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce. Families can pick up a scavenger hunt game board and directions during regular business hours at the Wilmette Historical Museum, the Youth Services Department in the Wilmette Public Library, or the Baker Demonstration School office. The board and directions can also be downloaded from the Museum website at www.wilmettehistory.org beginning June 11th.
Kids who participate can win some great prizes! All kids who find pickle barrels at ten or more locations will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone generously donated by Homer’s Ice Cream! Kids who find barrels at fifteen or more locations will be eligible for a grand prize drawing with gift certificates generously donated by Lad & Lassie Shop, The Comix Gallery and Wilmette Theatre. For more information, please call the Museum at 847-853-7666 or visit www.wilmettehistory.org.