Past Events

Sunday, October 4, 2020

1:00 PM AVAILABLE - 2:30 tour SOLD OUT

On Sunday, October 4, the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation is proud to present two opportunities to enjoy the beauty of fall in the exquisite historic setting of the Gardens at 900. Stroll along the gardens sensitively integrated with the original historic entry building of Elawa Farm. Originally designed in 1917 by prominent Chicago-area architect, David Adler, the buildings, abandoned for nearly a decade, were brought back to life by Craig Bergmann and interior designer Paul Klug.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

10:00 Am and 1:00 PM

Because of weather issues, this event has been CHANGED TO SUNDAY 9/13.

SOLD OUT - This popular event has sold out once again this year. If you are still interested in attending, try the Lake Bluff History Museum or the History Center of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff websites. Both are offering tours later in the month. Thank you for your interest.  We hope to see you at another one of our upcoming events.


Friday, August 7, 2020


Leisurely enjoy a beautiful garden bursting with color, design and expression with the Preservation Foundation.

Unfortunately our garden strolls will be a little different from years past to comply with state regulations for social distancing and attendance. There will be two one-hour viewings.  Tickets will be limited, and the number of attendees will be strictly adhered to. Face masks must be worn.  6:00 to 7:00 Tour SOLD OUT


Friday, July 10, 2020

WEEK 1: MARKING TIME - Clocks, Sundials, Vintage Cars, Bikes or other nostalgia that brings you back to a specific time or decade in Lake Forest.


FACEBOOK—post your original photography using the hashtag   #LFPFPhotographyChallenge


Thursday, June 18, 2020

7:00 PM

Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall (1874-1944) left a distinctive mark on Chicago's lakefront and downtown buildings as well as estates in the north and west suburbs in the early decades of the 20th century. Preservation Foundation member Steven Monz will share his passion and knowledge of Benjamin Marshall's achievements and life. This event will be virtually presented on Youtube with the opportunity for questions and answers.