This year’s housewalk "A Stroll in the Glow" explores the elegant, tree-lined neighborhood of southeast Wilmette that includes the charming streets of Gregory, Laurel, Oakwood and Woodbine Avenues (hence the acronym the GLOW). All four homes on the stroll date from the neighborhood’s early development around 100 years ago as American residential architecture was breaking away from Victorian excesses to the simplified, Prairie and Craftsman styles. Housewalk highlights include stunning art glass windows and doors, beautiful fireplaces, original 1910s lighting fixtures, exquisite woodwork and built-in features such as benches and buffets. These homes range from a one-story Arts and Crafts gem to a three-story, Prairie-style sensation. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the houses in this tucked-away section of Wilmette.
Guides will be on hand to enhance the interior tours with details about the history and beautiful, architectural elements that give each home its unique character. Housewalk ticket-holders will receive an informative brochure about the history, architecture and early owners of the four homes. The housewalk is a great event for history buffs, home remodelers, and for those who are just curious and would enjoy an afternoon stroll and fun outing.
The Spring Housewalk is held each year to support the work of the Wilmette Historical Museum in preserving our village’s past.
Discounted advance ticket sales are closed.
On Sunday, May 21st, tickets can be purchased with cash or a credit card at the Museum from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are:
- $50 for Museum members
- $60 for non-members
- $25 for high school or college students
The Museum appreciates the generous support of AAA Rodriguez Plumbing Inc., Chalet Nursery & Garden Center, de Giulio kitchen design, Goldberg General Contracting, Hanson Roofing Inc., Heritage Trail Mall Ltd., Millen Hardware Store, Morgante Wilson Architects, North Shore Community Bank and Trust, Oscar Isberian Rugs, Plaza del Lago, R.H. Witt Heating Cooling & Electric, and The SFC Team/Coldwell Banker.