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Discover the Story of Your House

A workshop for researching your Wilmette home

2022-06-25 13:00:00 2022-06-25 15:00:00 America/Chicago Discover the Story of Your House Begin researching the origins of your home during this workshop at the Wilmette Public Library. Wilmette Public Library

Saturday, June 25
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-25 13:00:00 2022-06-25 15:00:00 America/Chicago Discover the Story of Your House Begin researching the origins of your home during this workshop at the Wilmette Public Library. Wilmette Public Library

Begin researching the origins of your home during this workshop at the Wilmette Public Library.

Learn about researching the history of your Wilmette home from local historian and author Julia Johnas and local history librarian EvaAnne Johnson.

Are you curious about the history of your house? When was it built? What style is it? Who were the original owners? Author and local historian Julia Johnas presents an illustrated step-by-step program on how to research the history of your house. She served for more than 20 years as the research liaison to the Highland Park Historic Preservation Commission. 

The second portion of the workshop will give you hands-on access to maps, ownership indexes, and other resources available in the Wilmette Public Library's local history room. Bring your own laptop or use a library computer to start researching the history of your house online. The presenter Julia Johnas and local history librarian EvaAnne Johnson will be available to answer your questions and help you start your research. 

This program has been tailored specifically for those researching properties in Wilmette and its surrounding communities. 

Registration is required for this in-person workshop. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Class/Workshop |

TAGS: | Wilmette at 150 | Local History |

Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
We're closed Sunday July 03 due to Day before Independence Day
We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day
Mon, Jun 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Jul 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 03 Closed
(Day before Independence Day)

About the branch

From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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