2022 Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. on Zoom

Northbrook Historical Society hosts its 49th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 17.

The Zoom meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will include some miscellaneous business items before Historical Society President Judy Hughes and board member Gary Eberlein
present a program titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Shermerville Then, Northbrook Now.”

The program will focus on buildings and other things that still exist from the 22 years that Shermerville was an incorporated village as well as from before incorporation in 1901.

As might be expected, the number of those early buildings continues to diminish . . . but as the program title indicates, evidence of Shermerville still exists — often “in plain sight.”

All are invited to join the Zoom session. To receive a link to the meeting, please email

  1. Robert Carpenter
    Robert Carpenter says:

    I’m Barry’s son.
    Sorry I missed the meeting.
    I have a few questions, and I can see you’re closed. Let me know when you are back in your new digs. Thanks!

    Robert (Bob) Carpenter

    • Judy Hughes
      Judy Hughes says:

      So sorry I missed your note. We are open at the Heritage Center 1812 Chapel Court on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays at the Museum. I was doing some research recently and wishing your dad here to give me more information. I think of him often.

      Hope all is well with you and your family. Call me at the Museum 847-498-3404 and leave a message. I will call back as soon as I can.

      Judy Hughes

  2. Mark Rectenwald
    Mark Rectenwald says:

    We lived on the corner of Waukegan and Chappell court 1955-1965. When they started to build a new subdivision across the road from us, they discovered an old school house (the first?). I thought it was moved to the Village Green. Is this still around?

  3. Northbrook Historical Society
    Northbrook Historical Society says:

    The log school was moved to the Meadowhill park in the open area north of the baseball diamond. Unfortunately, it is no longer here. In 1965 vandals set fire to the building.

    What logs remaining in good shape were given to Highland Park for use in the restoration of their log house. There is a potion of one of the logs at the Northbrook History Museum.


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