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...Read more
Friday, August 23, 2019
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.
The tour includes two early houses by Howard Van Doren Shaw in this 150th...Read more
Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Board of Directors is pleased to invite the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation membership to its annual holiday party. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with lots of holiday cheer. Advance reservations are required by November 29th. Space is limited.
For members at the Friends level, the cost is $20; for guests of members, $30. Please use the button below to reserve and make your payment, or call the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
1:00-4:00 PM Tour; 4:00-5:00 PM Garden Reception
The Uniqueness of Shaw Tradition in Lake Forest Architecture
Monday, September 25, 2017
The Lake Forest Library, in conjunction with the North Shore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, is hosting an historical slide show and talk by Arthur Miller, former president of LFPF and emeritus archivist at Lake Forest College on Monday, September 25, at 7 pm at the Lake Forest Library. Mr. Miller’s talk will focus on the fascinating tale of the two train lines, almost side-by-side, that led to the development of downtown Lake Forest.
Friday, August 25, 2017
This beautiful, must-see garden, designed by O. C. Simonds, sits on just under an acre of the 1880s Byron Laflin Smith estate, which originally stretched from the lake to Sheridan Road. The home's origin is a gardener's cottage that survived the redevelopment of the street in the 1920s as an estate neighborhood. The rear garden is a large room with an arched west boundary, framed with varied evergreens in a naturalistic manner.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to present a docent-guided tour of Crab Tree Farm. The 1.5-hour-long tour will be offered at two times on Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Both tours will feature the restored 1911 dairy farm buildings that now house an extensive Arts and Crafts collection of furniture and artwork. Additionally, visitors will be able to view the garden area.