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The Wilmette Historical Museum plays a very special role in this community and on the North Shore. No other organization is solely and entirely dedicated to exploring, preserving, and sharing the history of Wilmette and the surrounding area. We find and tell our community's stories, and connect those stories to the wider contexts of Chicago, Illinois, and American history.

By joining and making a contribution to the Museum's organization of supporters, the Wilmette Historical Society, you are helping to support such crucial activities as group tours, publishing guides and newsletters, and restoring and operating the historic museum building. Contributions to the Society can be designated for a specific activity, or they can be unrestricted so that the funds can be used where they are most needed.

Donations can be made in the form of a cash gift, a bequest, or a gift of stock or real property. All gifts are greatly appreciated, and because the Wilmette Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization, you can deduct your donation, as well.

There are many ways of supporting the Historical Museum. Please contact the Museum Director for more information about how you can be part of that effort.