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.

Ms. Tankard will...

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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, December 6, 2015

2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

The Board of Directors of the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to invite the Foundation membership to its annual holiday celebration. This popular event will feature a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception at the stunning Summer House at Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff.  Overlooking a wide swath of open land, the Summer House is perfect for enjoying the season and viewing the outdoors through the house's expansive windows.

***We are very sorry, but the event is sold out.  Thank you for your support.***

 


Sunday, November 8, 2015

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation and Lake Forest College are pleased to join together to offer a weekend celebrating the late local architect I. W. (Ike) Colburn. 

 


Sunday, October 18, 2015

11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Widely known as an area of spectacular natural beauty, Ravinia was established as a creative community of virtuoso artists, writers and musicians. The fall foliage is the perfect backdrop to explore and learn about this historic neighborhood. 

 


Sunday, September 20, 2015

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The annual Lake Forest Preservation Foundation Benefit House & Garden Tour will feature a beautiful and historic area of the City called “The Heart of Old Lake Forest.”

These homes are located near the business district, Lake Forest College and the First Presbyterian Church—early developments in Lake Forest.  Some of the homes were constructed before the Chicago Fire, most were among the first homes built in Lake Forest, and several have been updated and expanded with sensitivity to Preservation. All are within walking distance of each other. 

 


Friday, August 28, 2015

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Explore the late summer splendor of a beautifully restored ravine and garden during a spirited early evening gathering. Noted garden designer Dorothy Hebert will discuss the evolution of this ever-changing landscape which blends woodland conservancy and formal gardens with sculptural and architectural whimsy.

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