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[Canceled] Preservation Panel Discussion: Preserving Lake County - Our History, Our Land, Our Stories




7 pm


History Center


Free and open to the public

Historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes embody the intentions, assumptions, and lives of those who built, lived, or worked in them. They tell the stories of how a community formed, what made it thrive, and who called it home. Preservation is an important part of building a healthy community. 

Join us for a panel discussion on preservation in Lake County and the natural and built environments that have experienced change over time. How have preservation priorities evolved in Lake County and what is the focus for the future?


  • Nan Buckardt, Dunn Museum/Lake County Forest Preserves
  • Ryan London, Lake Forest Open Lands
  • Art Miller, Lake Forest Preservation Foundation
  • Cliff Miller, Landscape Architect


  • Carol Summerfield, History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff