Events

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 10, 2020

 


Thursday, July 23, 2020

7:00 PM

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to present a ZOOM - 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

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm to 7:00pm

Leisurely enjoy a beautiful garden bursting with color, design and expression with the Preservation Foundation.

Unfortunately our garden strolls will be a little different from years past to comply with state regulations for social distancing and attendance. There...

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Past Events

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.

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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

3:00-5:00 pm

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.

 


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