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 1923 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 Business Award nomination form:
PDF | Word document
For questions or more information about the Centennial Awards, contact Curator Laurie Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Centennial Award Honorees
Swanton Family, 1837
Devon-Redmond Family, 1838
Baker-Fagan-Rafferty-Athenson Family, 1841
Kerrigan Family, 1847
Durand Family, 1875
Granger Farwell Family, 1892
Niemeyer Family, 1893
Robertson Family, 1893
Yakes Family, 1905
Tiffany Family, 1906