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 taken during the Sesquicentennial Celebration Year, dating from the kick-off Beach Bash on 9/21/21 through this September, 2022. In October 2022, a collection of these photos will be selected for display at an exhibition. Thereafter, the selected photos will be displayed at various locations throughout the village. In addition, the Wilmette Historical Museum will archive selected photos. Anyone with a camera is encouraged to participate and help create this important historical record.

Here are some guidelines for photographers:

  • Photos should be submitted via email to, please use the subject line “Sesquicentennial Photography Project.” The email should include the following: the name of the photographer; the date when the photo was taken; the location within Wilmette where the photo was taken; and a general description of the subject matter.
  • Photos should support the theme “Building Community.” This theme is intentionally broad to encourage creativity. For example, the subject might be an activity or event associated with the Sesquicentennial, a block party, a women’s night out, or simply one person helping a neighbor.
  • Photos can be horizontal or vertical. They must be in JPEG or TIFF format at a minimum resolution of 3600 x 2700 pixels at 300 dpi and a maximum file size of 24 MB. Generally speaking, iPhone photos can meet this standard if they are emailed at the largest file size, referred to as the “actual” size.
  • Click here for detailed information regarding photo submission and consent of use guidelines.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the project leader, Jan Loew, at Technical questions should be directed to the Wilmette Historical Museum’s curator, Rachel Ramirez, at or 847-853-7714.