Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Come learn about the most important surviving early map of Lake Forest and the recent journey to its new home at the Newberry Library in Chicago.   Local historian Art Miller will talk about the history of the map.  Jim Ackerman, Curator of Maps at the Newberry Library will...

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, May 3rd, 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...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

5:30 - 7:30pm

The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in a beautiful Lake Forest garden. More details to follow. Reservations are required. Members $25, non-members $40.

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This is an outdoor event,...

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

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 tours will feature the restored 1911 dairy farm buildings that now house an extensive Arts and Crafts collection of furniture and artwork including a limited-time...

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Past Events

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7:00 PM

Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall (1874-1944) left a distinctive mark on Chicago's lakefront and downtown buildings as well as estates in the north and west suburbs in the early decades of the 20th century. Preservation Foundation member Steven Monz will share his passion and knowledge of Benjamin Marshall's achievements and life. This event will be held at Gorton Community Center. Space is limited and reservations are requested.  Please register by using the form below or emailing


Sunday, December 8, 2019

3:00-5:00 pm

Unfortunately we are at capacity for the 2019 Holiday Celebration. We hope you enjoy your holidays and join us at our next event.  Thank you.

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 at a very special Howard Van Doren designed  home. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with lots of holiday cheer. 

This is a member event.  Reservations are required.  The address of the event will be emailed to you after your reservation has been made.



Sunday, November 17, 2019

1:30-3:30 PM - Free Tour & Lecture



Sunday, September 22, 2019


The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation’s September 22rd House & Garden Tour Annual Benefit will focus on Lake Forest’s Early Estate Era New Growth, North and Lakefront.


Friday, August 23, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US AT A FUTURE EVENT.  The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation invites you to enjoy light hors d’ oeuvres, libations and spectacular views of Lake Michigan with members and friends on a late summer afternoon. This early Lake Forest estate designed by Arthur Hewn in 1899 for the McGenniss family has evolved over the years and remains an exquisite estate overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and landscaping while savoring the last days of summer.