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Discover the Story of Your House

A workshop for researching your Wilmette home

2024-03-02 13:00:00 2024-03-02 15:00:00 America/Chicago Discover the Story of Your House Begin researching the origins of your home during this workshop at Wilmette Public Library. Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium

Saturday, March 02
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-02 13:00:00 2024-03-02 15:00:00 America/Chicago Discover the Story of Your House Begin researching the origins of your home during this workshop at Wilmette Public Library. Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium

Begin researching the origins of your home during this workshop at 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 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. 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: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Presentation | Class/Workshop |

TAGS: | Local History |

Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
We're closed Friday April 19 due to We will be closed for Staff Development Day
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 Closed
(We will be closed for Staff Development Day)
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM

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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