609 Ridge Road Wilmette, Ill. 60091(847) 853-7666 www.wilmettehistory.orgHours: 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Closed holidays. Admission: Free; programs and events may cost extra
The museum is located in the former Gross Point Village Hall, built in 1896. Stop in to explore more than six exhibit areas covering Wilmette and North Shore history. Kids especially love getting "locked up" in the original jail cell dating back to when the police department was housed in this building.