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
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.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Experience the late summer splendor of this captivating prairie garden above the bluffs of Lake Michigan. Be charmed by the butterflies and songbirds who dwell in this habitat overlooking the glistening waters of Lake Michigan. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and spirited refreshments with friends and supporters of preservation at this casual early evening gathering.
LFPF Members $20.00, Non-members $30.00
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Sorry, we are sold out of both tours. Email us at Office@lfpf.org if you would like to be placed on the waiting list or notified about similar events.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Summer Garden Stroll
The Preservation Foundation invites you to a late afternoon garden stroll in a beautiful garden in the heart of historic Lake Forest. Enjoy the spacious two-acre grounds on which Edwin Chapin built an elegant English Tudor country house in 1887. This peaceful estate was later named Shadow Lawn by the second owner, C. Frederick Childs, sixteenth mayor of Lake Forest. Much attention, detail, and love have shaped this garden into a paradise retreat.