Programs & Events

Our robust and eclectic roster of programs and events brings people of all ages and walks of life into the History Center to experience a local, national and world view of why history matters.

There's something for everyone; from our annual Trivia Night and genealogy series to expert panel discussions, stories shared by local historians, family programs, music, walking tours and more! 

Check out our upcoming programs and events below and join us.


Programs & Events

History on the move





Our History on the Move! series of docent-led walking tours is back and better than before! New tours have been added, including bike tours and the below, self-guided Witness Tree driving tour. Tours run from April through October. To stay informed sign up for our weekly e-news HERE. Special thanks to our tour sponsor Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Directors of Lake Forest.

Reuland & Turnbough




Witness Tree Driving or Biking Tour

Get out and enjoy this new, self-guided driving tour of the Witness Trees of Lake Forest and our Houses of Lake Road self-guided walking tour.


Virtual programming is made possible by the generous support of Madeleine B. Dugan.

Pilgrimage as Transformative Travel

- 7:00 pm
History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
Free - Suggested donation of $10

"Scots of Chicago's North Shore" - Buy your copy here!

"Scots of Chicago's North Shore" - Book for Sale
- This book is for purchase until copies run out!
$21.99 includes shipping