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.

Lake Forest Roots: Where it all Began | Docent-Led Walking Tour

triangle park neighborhood tour
- 10:00 am
Meet at the History Center, Deerpath entrance
$20 members, $30 non-members

Tombstone Tales: Docent-Led Tour of Lake Forest Cemetery

Lake Forest Cemetery Tour
- 5:00pm
Lake Forest Cemetery Lake Road Entrance
$20 members, $30 non-members

Chicago's Great Fire with Carl Smith

Chicago's Great Fire
- 7:00 pm
Zoom Invite
Free: Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated

Tombstone Tales: Docent-Led Tour of Lake Forest Cemetery

Lake Forest Cemetery Tour
- 11:00am
Meet at the cemetery entrance on Lake Road
$20 members, $30 non-members

North Shore Interurban Bike Tour

North Shore Interurban Bike Tour
- 10:00 am
Meet in the parking lot south of Deerpath in between Western and McKinley
$20 members, $30 non-members

Local Legends 2021

Susan Garrett
- 7:00 pm
History Center and on Zoom
$250 in-person, $50 on Zoom

Lasker Estate Docent-Led Walking Tour

Lasker Estate Walking Tour
- 10:00 am
Park on the street across from 1036 Estate Lane, just south of the intersection of Everett Road and Estate Lane
$20 members, $30 non-members

Lasker Estate Walking Tour

Lasker Estate Walking Tour
- 10:00 am
Park on the street across from 1036 Estate Lane, just south of the intersection of Everett Road and Estate Lane
$20 members, $30 non-members

Blocks, Plates, and Stones: An Evolutionary History of Cartographic Printing and Design

Printing History
- 7:00 pm
History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Hunter Family Education Hall
Free: Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated

"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