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Walking Tour: Wilmette's Lakefront
The Wilmette Historical Museum is offering a walking tour of Wilmette's Gillson Park on Saturday, July 14, at 9:30 a.m. The tour will be led by Terry Porter, retired Director of the Wilmette Park District and chair of the Lakefront Commission, and Kathy Hussey-Arntson, Museum Director. Learn about the history of Gillson Park and Wilmette Harbor, and the impact of Depression-era projects on the shoreline.
The walking tour is free for Museum members and $5 for non-Museum members. Reservations are required by calling (847) 853-7666 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting location will be given upon registration.
|Where||Gillson Park Michigan Ave & Washington Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||9:30 am–10:30 am|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Free for Museum members; $5 for non-members|
More About Gillson Park
The pride of Wilmette parks, Gillson Park is located on a huge beachfront area. Gillson Park offers a dog beach, a swimming area, sailboat rentals, lighted tennis courts and ice rink, a fitness course, picnic tables and grills. Wallace Bowl, a summer concert stage, is another highlight of the park. Excellent views of Lake Michigan and the north shore make Gillson Park an inspiring lunchtime getaway.