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, October 2, 2016
1:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM
The Preservation Foundation’s annual fall benefit Architectural House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a reception following from 4:00 to 5:00. The focus of this year’s walk will be the area known as the Old South Woods, on and near the south end of Mayflower Road.
Friday, August 26, 2016
5:30 ~ 7:30 PM
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation invites you to enjoy the late summer splendor of an exquisite garden on Lake Michigan. The owners have lovingly restored and created multiple charming, magical, and ingenious gardens plus a meadow on the grounds of a lakefront historic estate. Reservations are required and can be secured by registering below or by calling the Preservation Foundation office at 847-234-1230. LFPF Members - $20.00, Non-members - $30.00.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:00 AM - AVAILABLE and 1:00 PM -SOLD OUT
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, June 11, 2016, one at 10:00 AM and the other at 1:00 PM (sold out), with light refreshments served between tours from 11:50 AM - 12:50 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.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Members and their guests are invited to attend the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation's annual meeting and presentation of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards. The event will be held at the Deer Path Inn beginning at 2:00 PM. A reception at the Inn will follow the meeting and presentation. The meeting and reception are free for members, but reservations are required. The fee for guests of members is $20 per person. Any questions should be directed to the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
On March 13, 2016, the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation will present a program titled Market Square: A Century of Adaptive Re-Use and Preservation. Speakers will be Michael G. Fitzgerald, Principal/OKW Architects, Inc., the firm in charge of the current Market Square renovations, and Arthur Miller, President of the Preservation Foundation and Emeritus Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, Donnelly and Lee Library/LIT, Lake Forest College.