The Potawatomi were the last Native American tribe to live here in Wilmette. Where did they come from and where are they now? Head out with your family this summer for a bit of local history and a fun scavenger hunt around the Village to find images of present-day Potawatomi dancers. At the Museum, you will be able to see the original photographs in our special exhibit "Dancing for My Tribe." All kids aged 13 and younger who are accompanied by an adult are eligible to participate in this free program organized by the Museum and the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce. Families can pick up a scavenger hunt game board and directions during regular business hours at the Museum or at the Youth Services Department in the Wilmette Public Library. The game board and directions can also be downloaded here. To help you know when to hunt at different locations, we have included a list of participant business hours here.
Once again we have great prizes! Kids who find Potawatomi dancers at 10 locations will receive a free ice cream cone coupon generously donated by Homer's. Kids who find Potawatomi Dancers at 15 or more locations will receive a coupon for a free small pizza generously donated by Lou Malnati's and will be entered in a raffle to win a gift card generously donated by Lad & Lassie, Rock House, or Wilmette Bicycle & Sports Shop.