Wilmette Historical Museum and Police Department
Family Open Houses
600 & 700 blocks of Ridge Road
Follow the music from the Wilmette Community Band and stop in for a browse through the Museum’s newest exhibit, "Cooler by the Lake." Take a 30-minute self-guided tour of favorite exhibits like the original 1896 jail cell and "Lost Wilmette." Help kick-off our Village's 140th birthday with a tasty treat.
Across the street, take a complete tour of the Police
Department, including the lock-up and firearms range. Bring your own camera to take kids' mugs shots. Many special guests include the U.S. Coast Guard, Canine
Unit, Bomb Squad and much more. Free hot dogs are once again sponsored by the Wilmette Optimist Club.