Events

Cemetery Walk:

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

fall.

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.