Events

Upcoming Events

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...

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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.

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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...

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Friday, June 28, 2019

5:30-7:30 PM

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...

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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...

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Friday, August 23, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm

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

1:00-4:00

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.

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Past Events

Sunday, October 2, 2016

1:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM

The Preservation Foundation’s annual fall benefit Architectural House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a reception following from 4:00 to 5:00. The focus of this year’s walk will be the area known as the Old South Woods, on and near the south end of Mayflower Road.

 


Friday, August 26, 2016

5:30 ~ 7:30 PM

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation invites you to enjoy the late summer splendor of an exquisite garden on Lake Michigan. The owners have lovingly restored and created multiple charming, magical, and ingenious gardens plus a meadow on the grounds of a lakefront historic estate. Reservations are required and can be secured by registering below or by calling the Preservation Foundation office at 847-234-1230.  LFPF Members - $20.00, Non-members - $30.00.

 


Saturday, June 11, 2016

10:00 AM - AVAILABLE and 1:00 PM -SOLD OUT

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, June 11, 2016, one at 10:00 AM  and the other at 1:00 PM (sold out), with light refreshments served between tours from 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM. Both tours will feature the restored 1911 dairy farm buildings that now house an extensive Arts and Crafts collection of furniture and artwork. Additionally, visitors will be able to view the garden area.

 


Sunday, May 1, 2016

2:00 PM

Members and their guests are invited to attend the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation's annual meeting and presentation of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards.  The event will be held at the Deer Path Inn beginning at 2:00 PM. A reception at the Inn will follow the meeting and presentation. The meeting and reception are free for members, but reservations are required.  The fee for guests of members is $20 per person. Any questions should be directed to the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.

 


Sunday, March 13, 2016

2:00 PM

On March 13, 2016, the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation will present a program titled Market Square: A Century of Adaptive Re-Use and Preservation. Speakers will be Michael G. Fitzgerald, Principal/OKW Architects, Inc., the firm in charge of the current Market Square renovations, and Arthur Miller, President of the Preservation Foundation and Emeritus Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, Donnelly and Lee Library/LIT, Lake Forest College.

 


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