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...Read more
Friday, August 23, 2019
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.
The tour includes two early houses by Howard Van Doren Shaw in this 150th...Read more
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 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 exhibit of Newcomb Pottery featuring the Fuldner Collection of Early Newcomb Pottery. Additionally, visitors will be able to view the garden area.
Friday, June 28, 2019
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 preservation.
This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. The terrain is somewhat uneven, with stepping stones and narrow paths. Flat soled shoes are highly recommended.
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 history of the Prairie Avenue District, including the 1860’s house of Sarah Van Doren and Theodore Shaw (demolished. 1937), where Shaw was born in 1869. That was the year of the completion of the trans-continental railroad and two years before the Chicago Fire.
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 describe Ellen Shipman’s remarkable life and discuss her major works, including the Lake Forest and North Shore gardens she is credited with designing. She will explore Shipman’s ability to create intimate spaces through dense plantings, evocative water features, and classical ornament.
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 Annual Meeting.
The meeting and reception are free for members, but reservations are required. The fee for the reception for guests of members is $20 per person. Any questions should be directed to the LFPF office at 847-234-1230 or office@LFPF.org.