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.
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.