Private walking toursfor group sizes of 6-14 people are now available Monday through Saturday during the months of October and November. Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be observed. To inquire about pricing and docent availability please contact Alex Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rethinking Suffrage 2020: Monuments and Memory 10.22 | 7pm
Join Catherine Sardo Weidner PhD, Lake Forest College Senior Lecturer in History, for a unique presentation on historic and recent efforts to memorialize women's suffrage.
East Wind or West Wind? How Popular Culture Changes China in the 21st Century 11.4 | 7pm
From reality shows to "boy" bands, pop stars to talk shows, Lake Forest College Assistant Professor Ying Wu will share how Chinese culture has adopted and adapted western models, while creating a uniquely popular (counter) culture all its own. This event is in conjunction with Ragdale Reads Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok.
Author Andrea Friederici Ross and historical performer Ellie Carlson bring Edith Rockefeller McCormick's storied history to life in this very special virtual program about one of Lake Forest's most dynamic individuals.
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 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 Just in time for “indoor sport,” Frank W. Heinemann opened a bowling alley on the second floor above his cigar and tobacco shop. The building, located at the northwest corner of Deerpath and Bank Lane, was a long and narrow one, particularly suited to bowling.
With the advent of Prohibition, bowling throughout the country became disassociated from saloons, which increased its popularity among female players (as referenced in Heinemann’s ad).
#SchoolDaysPastArchitectural rendering of Deer Path School, 1966. Text reads: "Alterations and Additions - Deerpath Upper and Lower Grade Elementary School - Lake Forest - Schmidt, Garden & Erikson - Architects Engineers."
When the new Deer Path School opened in 1968, all the schools in District 67 were reorganized. 5th and 6th graders, who previously attended Gorton School, were moved to the old Deer Path School building. 7th and 8th graders were moved to the newly constructed Deer Path School building, and younger elementary students were divided among Cherokee School, Everett School, Sheridan School, and Gorton School.