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...Read more
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Interested in Lake Forest and Lake County in the early days when this area was just beginning be mapped for development? Save the Date for this interesting panel discussion on the history of maps and the area in collaboration with the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff History...Read more
Sunday, May 3, 2020
On Sunday, May 3rd, 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...Read more
Friday, June 19, 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. Members $25, non-members $40.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020
10:00am or 1:00pm
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...Read more
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.
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.