The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in a beautiful garden on the property that was once the historic Rumsey Estate's Gardener's Cottage. Enjoy this tucked away, ravine edge, magical property with fellow admirers and friends of...Read more
Friday, June 28, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 AM or 1:00 PM
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to present a docent-guided tour of Crab Tree Farm. The 1.5-hour-long tour will be offered at two times on Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Both tours will feature the restored 1911 dairy farm buildings that...Read more
Friday, August 23, 2019
Details of our late Garden Stroll will be announced soon. Please check back.
LFPF members $20, non-members $30.
Ticket type Member $20.00 USDNon-member $30.00 USD
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Mark your calendar for this very popular event. Details are being confirmed and this page will be updated soon. Please check back.
Note: After September 18, the price of General tickets will go up to $125.Ticket type General $... Read more
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Howard Van Doren Shaw
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
Shaw renovated the notable 1871 James Renwick-designed Second Presbyterian Church in 1899 after a fire. Glessner House, 1801 S. Prairie Avenue, leads studies on the history of the Prairie Avenue District, including the 1860’s house of Sarah Van Doren and Theodore Shaw (demolished. 1937), where Shaw was born in 1869. That was the year of the completion of the trans-continental railroad and two years before the Chicago Fire.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:00 PM Gorton Community Center
Please join us at Gorton Community Center on May 9 at 1:00 pm, when Judith Tankard will present a program featuring her updated edition of Ellen Shipman and the American Garden, winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize for 2019.
Ms. Tankard will describe Ellen Shipman’s remarkable life and discuss her major works, including the Lake Forest and North Shore gardens she is credited with designing. She will explore Shipman’s ability to create intimate spaces through dense plantings, evocative water features, and classical ornament.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
On April 28, the Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting and Historic Preservation Awards at Gorton Community Center beginning at 2:00 pm followed by a special member and guest reception at a beautiful nearby historic home. Location of the reception will be provided at the Annual Meeting.
The meeting and reception are free for members, but reservations are required. The fee for the reception for guests of members is $20 per person. Any questions should be directed to the LFPF office at 847-234-1230 or office@LFPF.org.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
3:00 Gorton Community Center
Historic Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago’s South Loop played an important role in Lake Forest’s early development and ever since has shared strong connections to the city’s institutions and residents, including the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Lake Forest College, and Lake Forest architect Howard Van Doren Shaw himself, who designed Second Presbyterian’s landmarked 1901 Arts & Crafts interior.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
The Board of Directors is pleased to invite the LFPF membership to its annual holiday party. We will be ending our year of architectural highlights of Stanley D. Anderson at very special 1929 Anderson designed home. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with lots of holiday cheer. Advance reservations are required by November 29th. Space is very limited. The location and parking instructions will be given at receipt of reservation.