Summer Garden Stroll Friday, June 23rd, 5:30-7:30 PM

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 25, 2017

5:30-7:30 PM

This beautiful, must-see garden, designed by O. C. Simonds, sits on just under an acre of the 1880s Byron Laflin Smith estate, which originally stretched from the lake to Sheridan Road.  The home's origin is a gardener's cottage that survived the redevelopment of the street...

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

1:00-4:00 PM

The Uniqueness of Shaw Tradition in Lake Forest Architecture

The Preservation Foundation’s Annual Benefit Architectural House and Garden Tour will take place on Saturday afternoon, September 30, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with a reception following from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The focus...

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Past Events

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.

 


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. 

 


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The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in this peaceful garden in the heart of historic Lake Forest. Originally part of Howard Van Doren Shaw’s 1906 Ryerson estate, it now surrounds a stunningly beautiful David Adler home built in 1933. The three-acre property includes two ravines, which provide a dramatic accent to the formal gardens. Adler and landscape architect Ralph Griswold designed the gardens, which include a greenhouse from the 1933 World’s Fair.   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.