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Memoirs

The Historical Museum eagerly collects reminiscences and oral histories by Wilmette folks. You can also read stories about people in our “Feature Stories” section elsewhere on the website. Here are a few favorite memoirs from our collection. 

James Kline (ca. 1882-1961)

Sheila Brush Davis (1939-)

Mark Jespersen (1946-)

Carrie Stolp (1847-1923)

Julia Kirk (1852-1937)

John Melville Brown (1863-1948)

Elisabeth G. Weedon (1867-1965)

Esther Dunshee Bower (1879-1962)

Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. (1891-1980)

Fred Northam (1904-1979)

Thomas Bottomley (1924-)