Join Wilmette Historical Museum Director Kathy Hussey-Arntson and Curator Patrick Leary for a tour of St. Joseph Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in the Chicago area. The tour will cover the cemetery’s history and the changing design and language of the headstones and monuments, as well as selected stories about the lives of the early, German-speaking settler families who are buried there, including Civil War veterans. Meet at the cemetery entrance, on Ridge Road north of the corner of Lake Avenue and Ridge Road in Wilmette.
St. Joseph Cemetery Walking Tour
Saturday, June 13th
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Free for Museum Members, $5 for Non-Members
About the Museum
The Wilmette Historical Museum is dedicated to exploring, preserving, and sharing the lively history of Wilmette and its surroundings on the North Shore of Chicago. Located in a beautiful 1896 landmark building at 609 Ridge Road in Wilmette, the Museum is operated by the Wilmette Historical Society, a volunteer organization, and by the Village of Wilmette. Museum hours are Sunday through Thursday, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. We encourage you to support the work of the Museum and to become a member. For more information, visit www.wilmettehistory.org, or call us at 847-853-7666.