Celebrating the 121st Birthday of Northbrook

The Northbrook Historical Society Board of Directors
Cordiually Invites You to the Annual Birthday Open House at 1776 Walters Avenue

Sunday, November 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. 

     The Open House commemorates the two most significant dates in Village history: incorporation (Nov. 18, 1901) and the name change from Shermerville to Northbrook (Jan. 8, 1923).
     Come see the new exhibit of Shermerville memorabilia and paintings of beloved buildings from the past and/or here today and enjoy a day at the Museum with your neighbors and friends.
     Sarsaparilla and Cracker Jacks are the fare of the day as an homage to Shermerville and the Northbrook History Museum building

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 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