Upcoming Events

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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Friday, August 7, 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 and limited. Members $25, non-members $40.

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Past Events

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



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