Entries by Judy Hughes

Summer is Here

Summertime is finally here and it looks so different at the Heritage Center without the beautiful White Oak that stood guard over the land long before the building was built in 1892. We’re told the 250 year old tree was a victim of climate change, as are many other oaks throughout the area. It was a sad day when this beautiful tree came down.

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 […]

A Message from Our President

The safety of our volunteers and visitors is a top priority for the Northbrook Historical Society. Therefore, the Museum, Heritage Center and the Artisans at the Inn Shop are closed, and will remain so, during the rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are doing this solely out of an abundance of caution and […]

Addressing Shermerfest 2019 Concerns

In light of the venue change for Northbrook Days, the Northbrook Historical Society has received many questions about the 2019 Shermerfest. First and foremost, we can assure you that the 41st Shermerfest will proceed on schedule in the Village Green. Shermerfest – Sunday September 15, 2019 The Northbrook Park District and Northbrook Historical Society have worked […]

Hope Union Heritage Center

The Northbrook Historical Society has recently been given the 1892 era church at the corner of Church Street and Chapel Court. There may be no other building in Northbrook that illustrates the history of the Village as completely as the 123-year-old church that remains tucked away just a block from the downtown area. Once we […]