On Sunday, October 12, GHC will partner with Northbrook
Historical Society to present a Cemetery Walk at the old St.
Peter’s Cemetery on Shermer Road (between West Lake
Avenue and Willow Road) in Northbrook. Members of will
portray some founding members of Northfield Township who
are buried there, as they tell most stories of their family life in
those early days. There will be two identical performances:
1 PM followed by the second at 2:30 PM. With Shermer
Road again open, there will be no problems with access to
the cemetery. Complete details will be forthcoming in early
Annual Meeting - Friday, October 24th
Join us. Be a part of history!
This year the GHC is extremely fortunate to welcome
Douglas Stiles as speaker at our Annual Meeting. Mr. Stiles,
an attorney who lives in Waukegan, is a great-great-
grandson of watchmaker Jonathan Dillon. Mr. Dillon secretly
engraved a message on Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch at
the beginning of the Civil War. It was Mr. Stiles’ research
which led to verification of what had previously been only a
family legend. National media, including the New York
Times, has featured this fascinating piece of our country’s
history. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American
History told the story in an exhibition on Lincoln’s life.
New Quilt Exhibit (ongoing)!
Come join us during visiting hours to see some rad quilts.