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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019
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 historical home home. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with lots of holiday cheer.
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.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
3:00 Gorton Community Center
Historic Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago’s South Loop played an important role in Lake Forest’s early development and ever since has shared strong connections to the city’s institutions and residents, including the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Lake Forest College, and Lake Forest architect Howard Van Doren Shaw himself, who designed Second Presbyterian’s landmarked 1901 Arts & Crafts interior.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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 of Stanley D. Anderson at very special 1929 Anderson designed home. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with lots of holiday cheer. Advance reservations are required by November 29th. Space is very limited. The location and parking instructions will be given at receipt of reservation.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
1:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM Tour ~~~~~ 4:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM Reception
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation’s September 23rd house and garden tour and annual benefit will focus on the legacy of Stanley D. Anderson and the development of the Deerpath Hill Estates. The walking tour will feature homes designed by Stanley D. Anderson, other homes designed by associates of Anderson during the initial development of the 1925-1930 Deerpath Hill Estates, and a bonus of an iconic Anderson home on the east side of Lake Forest.