HHS Women's Board Membership
The Hinsdale Historical Society Women's Board is dedicated to supporting the Hinsdale Historical Society's mission to bridge the past, present, and future. By engaging the community with its history and architecture, the Women's Board fosters an appreciation of Hinsdale history and architecture through its membership, events and programs.
WOMEN WHO LOVE HINSDALE HISTORY
Emily has lived in Hinsdale for three and a half years. She says Hinsdale reminds her quite a bit of her hometown in Palos Verdes, California. She joined the Hinsdale Historical Society three years ago before discovering the Women’s Board, which she quickly joined a year later. She loves learning about new and historic homes, and she was very excited to become Membership Chair of the Woman’s Board this year. She feels at home with the warm, energetic, and artistic women within the Woman’s Board and loves the WB outings. She especially loves the celebration of all styles and ages of homes and interior design during the Kitchen Walk each year.
Emily loves family, friends, art, cooking, coffee, wine, travel, animals, helping others, gardening, playing tennis, and antiques! Her family lived in London for five years, and while there she was the Chair of Antiques for the American Women’s Club. She organized trips to antique fairs out in the countryside of England and tours around London to learn about antiques. She has always incorporated art in her life: she worked in feature film and music video production in LA and London, loves to oil paint and work with pastels, and has a secret room full of pottery.
One of her favorite sayings is, “Don’t be so serious, life is mysterious!”
Emily’s family includes her husband, four children, a kitty named Eddie, and Rainbow, the fish.
Carol moved to Hinsdale almost two years ago. She was initially interested in learning the history of Hinsdale and it’s homes. She joined the Women’s Board this fall following the entertaining and fun membership trolley event. She’s already looking forward to the Kitchen Walk in May.
Carol likes that the Hinsdale community offers newer homes mixed in with restored historical older homes. Wherever her family travels, one will always find her family touring local architecture. She has a trip planned to Italy this fall.
Along with a few foodie bloggers, Carol likes to follow several design accounts on social media for future project inspiration and just for fun. Carol likes to get to the gym and has found the Pilates reformer her favorite workout.
She enjoys a suspenseful story or a “who done it” book and scary movies are a definite no go. Carol has been married for over eight years and has two daughters, one in Kindergarten and one in preschool.
Next on Carol’s “to do” list is to tackle a few projects in her home to give it a little more personality and character. She says she needs some built-ins and wallpaper somewhere, or maybe everywhere. Agh! At least the powder room she thinks. (Carol, I think there are several women involved in the WB who would love to help you with that! )
BENEFITS OF JOINING
Includes a family membership to the Hinsdale Historical Society PLUS .....
Special admission to the Kitchen Walk
Pre-sale tickets to Kitchen Walk Trolley Tour
Pre-sale tickets to the Women's Board Guest Speaker Luncheon
Invitations to monthly social activities, including evening cocktails, lunches, and special gatherings
The Women's Board primary fundraiser is the annual Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk, which offers guests a tour of Hinsdale's most fabulous kitchens. Historical landmarks including the Hinsdale History Museum, Immanuel Hall, and the R.Harold Zook Home and Studio are protected and maintained, in large, by funds raised by this event.
Learn more about our ever popular spring Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk
Questions about membership and Women's Board activities, contact WomensBoard@HinsdaleHistory.org
November 15 Alioto’s Sip, Snack & Shop
December 13 Holly Jolly Trolley Tour
December 14 Holiday Open House at the Hinsdale History Museum
December 15 Holiday Brunch and Ornament Exchange
January 11 Trivia Night
January 15 Kitchen Walk Kickoff Party
January 22 Luncheon at the Drake
February 15 Best of Second City
March 15 Brunch with the Ladies at Steak + Vine
April 15 TBA
May 8 Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk
Additional social events to be added as scheduled.
OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY
In honor of celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk, we will have an anchor date for a monthly member event on the 15th of each month. This will help members easily “save-the-date” in their calendar. Just as we did last year, we plan to continue to offer up a variety of fun outings. Whether it be a social evening, luncheon, or special tour, members are sure to have fun with friends new and old. As events are scheduled, they will be added to our calendar on the website and shared with all members via our closed Facebook group.
Not a member of our group? Join the Women's Board, and we will add you to our Facebook group.
WOMEN'S BOARD 2019-2020
Women's Board Chairs
Marketing and Communications Chairs
Kitchen Walk Chairs
Emily Van Houtte
Honorary Kitchen Walk Chairs
Holly Jollly Trolley Chair