Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

7:00pm

Come learn about the most important surviving early map of Lake Forest and the recent journey to its new home at the Newberry Library in Chicago.   Local historian Art Miller will talk about the history of the map.  Jim Ackerman, Curator of Maps at the Newberry Library will...

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

2:00 p.m.

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...

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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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This is an outdoor event,...

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

10:00 am or 1:00 pm

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...

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Past Events

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.

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