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.
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
The Northbrook Historical Society was organized in December 1973 and Incorporated in March 1974 by residents interested in preserving the history of our Village. As stated in the bylaws, the purpose of the society is:
To discover, collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge, which will establish or illustrate the history of the Village of Northbrook, its exploration, settlement, development, and progress.