If you missed the Local Legends event honoring Dr. Eugene Hotchkiss III, a recording is now available.
Click here to watch his memorable interview with Larry Potash.
It's never too late: New viewers--please consider a donation to the History Center as Local Legends is our main fundraiser. Meanwhile, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated, especially our man of the hour and eleventh Local Legend! So far the event has helped us raise just under $50,000! We can't thank you enough for helping us preserve and share the important histories of our community.
TWO SPOTS LEFT for the Lasker Estate Tour tomorrow at 10:30am!
Don't miss this popular walking tour led by docent Katie Hale. Along with an overview of the history of Lasker’s Mill Road Farm, the tour will cover the story of Albert Lasker and the 13 David Adler-designed farm buildings all now private residences. Expect to walk two miles over a period of about 1.5-2 hours. The tour will take place light rain or shine. Face masks and social distancing required.
Did you know you can arrange a small group private tour with a History Center docent? Private walking tours for group sizes of 6-14 people are now available Monday through Saturday during the months of October and November. Tours include: Historic Market Square, Lake Forest's Triangle Park Neighborhood and The Lasker Estate. Face masks are required and social distancing must be observed. To inquire about pricing and availability please contact Alex Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends at the League of Women Voters are hosting a safe and socially distanced 5K walk/run suffrage tour featuring the many places in Lake Forest that represent the history of suffrage and the League of Women Voters.
This event is part of the League's ongoing Centennial celebration; Centennial Committee members Wiebke Droege, Monica Yaun, Diane Lloyd and Laurie Rose have worked with The History Center for several months to create a route that is historically accurate, architecturally significant and filled with stunning natural beauty.
LFLB Community Invited to Participate in New Digital Exhibit: Facing School 2020
If you are a grandparent, parent, caregiver, teacher or student who is facing the challenges and serendipities of this historic return to school, the History Center and Lake Forest School District need your input. Our new exhibit features photos, videos, artwork and reflections from community members young and old who are helping us record this unique moment in time.
#100YearsAgoToday The Young Men’s Club baseball season concluded with a special dance given in the team’s honor at the Young Men’s Club building at the west end of Market Square. The team finished the season 10-6.
The “war tax,” instituted in the fall of 1917 to generate revenue for WWI, was kept in place even in years following the war to continue to raise funds.
#SchoolDaysPastIn 1954, Deer Path School opened; it was the first new school building in over 40 years for District 67, and launched a decade of construction projects and redrawn school boundaries. It replaced Halsey School, which was torn down the next year; Oakwood Avenue was rerouted and the former site of Halsey became a city parking lot.