Upcoming Programs and Events:


TONIGHT! 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.

Note: Laurie's program is first and approximately 20 minutes. If interested, you'll have time to also tune in to the History Center's program on Chinese Pop Culture at 7pm.

Register below via LCFPD. Cost is $5.

TONIGHT! 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.

TOMORROW! 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. 

The Architecture of Stanley D. Anderson 11.12 | 7pm

Join us next Thursday evening for this long-awaited book talk on the architecture of Stanley D. Anderson with author and Lake Bluff resident Paul Bergmann. Through his signature Country Georgian style, Anderson and his associates transformed Lake Forest. Stanley D. Anderson's designs for residences, commercial buildings, schools, and horse farms are still praised today for his attention to detail, solid design work, and high-quality standards. 

Headphones, Laptops, Makeshift Desks: 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 businesses all closed early on Election Day, “in order to give everyone plenty of time to vote” in the 1920 presidential election.


#100YearsAgoToday Lake Foresters and others in the Chicago region “fell back” and “revert[ed] to ‘sun’ time,” a particularly notable occasion since Daylight Savings had been first instituted in the area (on a peacetime basis) earlier that June.




Last Week's Favorite:

Penny Gill: The original photo bomb! (look closely) 

Stephanie Schneider: I can tell you right now, better not eat what they’re serving.


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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