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Armistice Day in Wilmette, 1918

Father Edward J. Vattmann was a retired U.S. Army chaplain who lived at 1733 Lake Avenue in Wilmette. Active in local affairs, he was a familiar and well-loved figure around the village.  His close friend, Theodore Roosevelt, was known to pay a visit to him at that house on occasion. During World War I, Father Vattmann came out of retirement to serve at Fort Sheridan.

Groovy Threads

A guest blog post by Jane Textor, the Museum's Costume Curator:

Our current exhibit on the 1960s gave me the opportunity to display one of my favorite pieces housed here at the museum; a dress made of paper!  It has vivid colors, a psychedelic print, and it was worn right here in Wilmette.