Recording Oral Histories: Documenting Stories from Our Community

Virtual (Zoom)

Introducing "Voices of Wilmette: an Oral History Project," a collaborative project to collect stories from the Wilmette community during the village's sesquicentennial. As partners, the Wilmette Public Library and Wilmette Historical Museum will record, collect, and archive these stories. Click here to register!

Virtual Tour of the Bahá’í Temple

Virtual (Zoom)

Celebrate Wilmette's Sesquicentennial by learning about the history of The Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette with a behind-the-scenes tour of the building, gardens, Bahá’í faith and history. Click here to register!

Police Department & Historical Museum Open Houses

Wilmette Police Department 710 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL

The entire family will have fun at the Police Department Open House! Take a tour of the Police Department, see the lock-up and have mug shots taken of your children (please bring your own camera). Exhibits include various crime prevention tables, squad display, police equipment display, and more! While you’re visiting the Police Department, don’t […]

Rotary Walk for the Homeless

This fundraiser is planned for May 5-14, 2022.  The fundraiser consists of a 10-day Walk-a-thon followed by a 5K fun run/walk on May 14 in Gillson Park.  Proceeds will go to support organizations that provide services to homeless people in Chicago and the suburbs (Connections for the Homeless, La Case Norte, and others). Walkers will […]

At Home Film Discussion: 1985

Virtual (Zoom)

Join us for a virtual discussion of 1985 starring former Wilmette resident Virginia Madsen. Click here to register!

All Season Gardening with Native Plants

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Join author, native plant lobbyist, and Wilmette resident Charlotte Adelman in a presentation on all-season gardening with native plants. Click here to learn more!

Memorial Day Jubilee Jog 5K

St. Joseph Catholic Church 1740 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL

Begin Memorial Day running in the 28th annual Jubilee Jog 5k. The Jubilee Jog began in 1995 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph Parish, it's Jubilee! As partners in the Wilmette community, Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish honors the 150th anniversary of the Village of Wilmette! The race begins at St. Joseph […]

Wilmette Local Legends – Self-guided Audio Tour

This two-part, self-guided audio tour will bring you outside the homes of some of Wilmette’s notables, starting with film star Ann-Margret and ending with professional makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown. At each stop, you will learn a bit about a local celebrity’s life in Wilmette. Enjoy the audio tour on your phone while exploring […]

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

Head out with your family this summer for some local history and a fun scavenger hunt in participating Wilmette businesses to find Postmaster McDaniel’s lost mail! Kids aged 13 and younger can win prizes offered by Homer’s Ice Cream, Lou Malnati’s, Lawrence Deans, Wilmette Bicycle & Sports Shop and Central Station Coffee & Tea. Beginning […]