Upcoming Programs and Events:


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. 

Lake Forest Hosts the World Series--of Polo  11.4 | 6:30pm

The story of a major polo event hosted by Lake Forest's Onwentsia Club in 1933 that shook the foundations of the sport and captivated the sporting public. Presented by History Center Curator Laurie Stein as part of the Lake County History Symposium hosted by the Lake County Forest Preserve.

Register below via LFCPD. Cost is $5.

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.

Tombstone Tales--Cemetery Walking Tour with Tina Strauss  11.5 | 10:30am

Docent Tina Strauss shares interesting stories and points out significant architectural highlights on this fascinating, and not too spooky tour of beautiful Lake Forest cemetery. 

Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick 11.5 | 7pm

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. 

Science at Home: How are you Facing School?

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. 


From the Archives:

#100YearsAgoToday Lake Forest’s Board of Health warned residents about a rising number of cases of chicken pox in town, originating in a particular Gorton School classroom. Health Officer Aubrey Warren placarded the affected residences.

#SchoolDaysPast In 1955, principal Allen C. Bell retired, and three years later, the Bell School and the Lake Forest Day School merged to become Lake Forest Country Day, at the Day School’s campus on Green Bay. The Bell School building was torn down on June 19, 1969 (pictured).



Last Week's Captions:

Madeleine B Dugan: Junior members of the National Audubon Society🐦

Alice Moulton-Ely: Still wondering about the flock that followed them to the front door.

Jerry Schneider: Even when the children listen very, very carefully, their lesson on birds falls flat as they cannot hear a word being said by Harpo.

Stephanie Schneider: All the children want to be the first one to catch the bird in the nest on the teacher’s head.

What do you have for this week's photo?

Laughter adds precious minutes to our lives. Thanks for creating some levity! 

Email your captions to Alex Schneider at aschneider@lflbhistory.org.


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