Upcoming Programs and Events:


American Wars: A Crucible for Medicine 11.11 | 7pm

Despite the horror and hardship that has accompanied war throughout history, it is undeniable that the discoveries made through wartime medical research have been invaluable. Join Dr. Elliott Kroger, Medical Director of Sedgebrook, as he examines both the greatest challenges and the greatest advances in medicine that have emerged through America’s wars, from the Revolution to the Gulf War.

This program is sponsored by Radford Green and Sedgebrook.

Paul Bergmann Discusses the Architecture of Stanley D. Anderson 11.12 | 7pm

Join us 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. 


Great news if you missed Edith!

A recording of last week's evening with Edith Rockefeller McCormick is available on our YouTube channel for the next 48 hours (through 3pm on Thursday.) 

Our virtual programs are free, but a donation is always appreciated! Click on the link below to watch the recording.

A Warm November, 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. 


A Veteran's Day Note from One of Our Sponsors:


From the Archives:

#100YearsAgoToday  The Lake Forester printed (without citing any sources) this list of “Food Rules” for children, most of which continue to seem entirely reasonable 100 years later (though perhaps with less of an emphasis on dairy products).



With the departure of many Lake Foresters to other locales and residences closed up for the coming winter, a rash of robberies plagued the community. Often the perpetrators were looking for booze, but other items were taken as well. Towns up and down the North Shore faced similar problems, including the homes of both John Glass at Ravinia and Joseph M. Patterson in Libertyville, which each lost several hundred dollars worth of liquor.

In the Chicago Tribune, Lake Forest police chief James Gordon denied he would go so far as to "stretch ropes across Sheridan road to halt automobiles as a means of capturing the burglars," as rumor apparently had it; instead, Gordon planned to schedule additional patrolmen in the area.




Last Week's Favorites:

Jerry Schneider: Edith learned to enjoy cousin Jeb’s fascination with whoopee cushions.
Kevin Karstrom: Donald Trump? President? You have got to be kidding me. Hahahahaha
Lisa Carlson: It's wine o clock in LF🍷👍☺️
Holly Kobzina: “Hahaha, oh that silly man. What other foolish thing will he say?”
Jennifer Shneiderman: What? Mr. T would NEVER move here.
Coni Wheeler Carfagno: That’s what she said!
Sandi Moe: You mean there's a machine that will dry the clothes without hanging them on the line??? That sounds doubtful.
Sue Renz Fox: I'll have just one more, thank you!
Jane Grant Tougas: Hahaha! I just screwed all of you out of your inheritances!
Madeleine B Dugan: Yes, it is 70 degrees on November 5th!
Marina Carney Puryear: Daaarling, I don’t believe you slept with Sean Connery!
William Westfall: Covid-19 who cares?
Laurie Rose: My home as a movie set? Of course, darling!
Peter Sheret: Horseless Carriages be serious!

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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