The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Wilmette Historical Museum is dedicated to encouraging the appreciation of Wilmette's past.  The Museum is operated by the Wilmette Historical Society, a volunteer organization devoted to promoting local history, and by the Village of Wilmette.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:00pm

Daniel Burnham and the Plan of Chicago

Wilmette Historical Museum

Judith Paine McBrien, filmmaker and Wilmette resident, discusses her feature-length documentary Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City, which premiered September 2 in Millennium Park.

Exhibit : Monday, June 1, 2009 to Thursday, December 31, 2009

Plan of Wilmette, 1922: Following in Burnham's Footsteps

Wilmette Historical Museum

As part of the regionwide, centennial celebration of Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, this new exhibit examines the 1922 Plan of Wilmette. Following Burnham's work, Wilmette's Plan considered issues such as open spaces, zoning regulations, street lighting and transportation, especially the idea of elevating the railroad tracks along Green Bay Road. Exhibit highlights include an original Plan drawing, a 1925 street lamp and illustrations from the town's first community-wide plan.  Through December 2009. [MORE]

Wilmette Historical Museum

Open to the public:
Sunday -Thursday, 1:00-4:30 pm.

Website: http://www.wilmettehistory.o...

Wilmette Historical Museum
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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