The Library’s Local History Collection contains pamphlets, pictures and newspaper articles from the World War I era that illustrate how the children of Wilmette contributed to the war effort 1917-1919.
Biographies of several Wilmette residents who participated in the Civil War 1860-1864.
Photograph and discussion of the Wilmette house belonging to notorious mass murderer, H.H. Holmes, who lived in Wilmette during Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.
Three letters in the Wilmette Public Library's Local History Collection were written by a Wilmette resident, Alexander McDaniel, to his wife, Emeline Huntoon McDaniel, during the California Gold Rush (1848–1855).
Description of local newspapers covering news in Wilmette, The Local News, Lake Shore News, Wilmette Life and others.
Articles and photographs about the formerly common occurrence of moving houses to various locations in Wilmette.
Find the "story" behind your Wilmette house using resources of the Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette Historical Museum and elsewhere.