Centennial Awards

Has your family or local business been in the community for 100 years or more?

We'd like to know and celebrate your story at our annual meeting and in our permanent exhibit.

Centennial Awards

Centennial Awards honor families and businesses who have resided or operated in our community for 100 years or more. At the History Center Annual Meeting each spring, we present a program with historic photos and anecdotes shared by the family and business.

This program is a wonderful tribute to the families and businesses involved and provides an opportunity to remember, share, and explore stories from your past.

Who is eligible?

If your family or business has been in Lake Forest or Lake Bluff since 1924 or earlier, you are! Multiple surnames, name changes and changes in ownership are fine and certainly still qualify.

How do I participate?

Eligible families and businesses may nominate themselves for the Centennial Awards. To start, download and fill out the forms below with some basic information. Then, you will meet with our Curator to discuss the stories and photographs to share in the program.

Centennial Family Award nomination form:
PDF  |  Word document

Centennial Business Award nomination form:


For questions or more information about the Centennial Awards, contact Curator Laurie Stein (lstein@lflbhistory.org).