Block Party

The Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and the Village of Wilmette are excited to announce “THE Wilmette Block Party” to celebrate Wilmette’s 150th Birthday on September 10 in the Village Center.

Memorial Day

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Memorial Day Unity March! The march and ceremony honored the service and supreme sacrifice made by our Wilmette heroes and affirmed that Wilmette is truly a community. View the ceremony and march videos.

View the full schedule of Sesquicentennial year activities. Check back often as events are added regularly.

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Wilmette History

The Village of Wilmette was incorporated on September 19, 1872 and will be celebrating its 150th birthday this year. The history of Wilmette tracks back to 1790 – learn more!

Join us in celebrating our Sesquicentennial Anniversary

2022 will mark the Sesquicentennial Celebration for Wilmette. Please check back to remain up to date on events and other ways you can be part of the celebration!

There are plenty of opportunities for you to be part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration and leave your personal mark on this commemorative occasion.

Voice of Wilmette: An Oral History Project
This collaborative project between the Wilmette Historical Museum and Wilmette Public Library is collecting stories from the Wilmette community. The purpose of this project is to preserve the memories and experiences of individuals who are connected to Wilmette. Learn More

Sesquicentennial Photography Project
The Sesquicentennial Photography Project will document the village’s Sesquicentennial celebration and create a collection of photos that support the theme “Building Community.” Members of the public are invited to submit photos to the Village from now until September 30. Learn More

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Find Postmaster McDaniel’s Lost Mail – Kids Summer Scavenger Hunt

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Evanston Symphony Performance at Wallace Bowl

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