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 6, 2015
2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The Board of Directors of the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is pleased to invite the Foundation membership to its annual holiday celebration. This popular event will feature a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception at the stunning Summer House at Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff. Overlooking a wide swath of open land, the Summer House is perfect for enjoying the season and viewing the outdoors through the house's expansive windows.
***We are very sorry, but the event is sold out. Thank you for your support.***
Sunday, November 8, 2015
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation and Lake Forest College are pleased to join together to offer a weekend celebrating the late local architect I. W. (Ike) Colburn.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Widely known as an area of spectacular natural beauty, Ravinia was established as a creative community of virtuoso artists, writers and musicians. The fall foliage is the perfect backdrop to explore and learn about this historic neighborhood.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
The annual Lake Forest Preservation Foundation Benefit House & Garden Tour will feature a beautiful and historic area of the City called “The Heart of Old Lake Forest.”
These homes are located near the business district, Lake Forest College and the First Presbyterian Church—early developments in Lake Forest. Some of the homes were constructed before the Chicago Fire, most were among the first homes built in Lake Forest, and several have been updated and expanded with sensitivity to Preservation. All are within walking distance of each other.
Friday, August 28, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Explore the late summer splendor of a beautifully restored ravine and garden during a spirited early evening gathering. Noted garden designer Dorothy Hebert will discuss the evolution of this ever-changing landscape which blends woodland conservancy and formal gardens with sculptural and architectural whimsy.
Use the button below to register online.