Past Events

Friday, August 7, 2020


Leisurely enjoy a beautiful garden bursting with color, design and expression with the Preservation Foundation.

Unfortunately our garden strolls will be a little different from years past to comply with state regulations for social distancing and attendance. There will be two one-hour viewings.  Tickets will be limited, and the number of attendees will be strictly adhered to. Face masks must be worn.  6:00 to 7:00 Tour SOLD OUT


Friday, July 10, 2020

WEEK 1: MARKING TIME - Clocks, Sundials, Vintage Cars, Bikes or other nostalgia that brings you back to a specific time or decade in Lake Forest.


FACEBOOK—post your original photography using the hashtag   #LFPFPhotographyChallenge


Thursday, June 18, 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 virtually presented on Youtube with the opportunity for questions and answers.


Thursday, May 14, 2020

4:00 PM

During these unprecedented times and following mandated Shelter in Place, the Annual Meeting of the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation will be held virtually, Thursday, May 14, 4:00 PM.  Announcements have been sent to all current members with a proxy card for voting. Invitations to attend the meeting virtually will be emailed upon receipt of members proxy cards.  If you did not receive the announcement, please email


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 discuss the significance.  Representatives from the Dunn Museum, History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff and the Preservation Foundation will join to discuss why maps continue to matter today.   Please register by using the form below or emailing