Coming Up on Zoom

Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy | A Book Talk with John F. Wasik

Tomorrow Night! 4/22 @ 7pm

In case you missed it: Wasik talks Lincolnomics on WBEZ

Lincolnomics highlights The Great Emancipator as The Great Builder of American infrastructure, revealing Lincoln’s untold legacy as the developer of an economic ladder to democracy through national transportation, public education, and market access.

Join author John F. Wasik as he tracks Lincoln from his time in the 1830s as a young Illinois state legislator pushing for internal improvements; through his work as a lawyer representing the Illinois Central Railroad in the 1840s; to his presidential fight for the Transcontinental Railroad; and his support of land-grant colleges that educated a nation. 

Books are available at or look for a copy at the Lake Forest Book Store

If These Walls Could Talk: Every House Has a Story. Featuring the Clayton Mark House at 999 Lake Road, Lake Forest, IL

4/29 @ 7pm

Join us as we kick off an exciting new series: “If These Walls Could Talk”, which celebrates the people and historical happenings that brought local houses to life. For our inaugural program, centennial family member Katherine Saville shares her meticulous research into her great-grandfather’s home at 999 North Lake Road, also known as the Clayton Mark House. 

Join Katherine, her niece Caitlin ( and sister Connie, as they explore photographs and documents from their Mark family predecessors, as well as the ways in which the house has changed as new families have called it home.

Thanks to the generous support of Pam and David Waud, and the gracious cooperation of current owners Ron and Karena Garrique, a video (produced by Jeff Zimmerman of gives viewers a unique inside look behind the facade of this great Howard Van Doren Shaw home.

Deerpath Through the Decades: Teeing Off with Fred Jackson

Hosted by Don Pierson

5/13 @ 7pm

Take a walk down memory lane with Fred Jackson as he shares stories about Deerpath golf course from its early years to today. This conversation will be hosted by legendary sportswriter Don Pierson. 

Fred retired after 43 years of service to the Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department--spending 38 as Executive Director. Not many people have a golf tournament named in their honor and Fred, quick to point out he's glad it is not a memorial, is excited to talk about the tournament's 20 year history during this special evening of looking back and ahead.

Click here for information on the 20th anniversary Fred Jackson Golf Classic


Virtual programming is made possible by the generous support of Madeleine B. Dugan


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