Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 4, 2020

1:00 PM and 2:30 PM

On Sunday, October 4, the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is proud to present two opportunities to enjoy the beauty of fall in the exquisite historic setting of the Gardens at 900. Stroll along the gardens sensitively integrated with the original historic entry building...

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Past 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 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



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.