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.

 

YouTube

If you are interested in viewing our past Zoom programs, recordings can be found on our YouTube channel HERE.

 

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

2022 Centennial Awards: The Lawson-Jordan Family

Centennial Family Awards
- 7:00 pm
History Center Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
Free

Lasker Estate Walking Tour

Lasker
- 10:00 am
1036 Estate Lane, Lake Forest
$20.00 per member | $30.00 per non-member

History Center's 50th BDAY BASH

bday bash
- 7-9pm
History Center Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
Free

Tour of the Gardens at 900 & Elawa Farm

Gardens
- Tours at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm
Craig Bergmann Landscape Design & Elawa Farm Foundation
$25.00 for members | $35.00 for non-members | $10.00 increase for combo tickets