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Discover the fascinating story of Albert Lasker while touring his David-Adler designed estate!

Thursday, May 27 @ 10am

We're on the move again! Join docent Katie Hale for a tour of advertising giant Albert Lasker's infamous estate. Along with an overview of the history of Lasker’s Mill Road Farm, the tour will cover the story of Albert Lasker and the 13 David Adler-designed farm buildings which are now private residences. Expect to walk two miles over a period of about 1.5-2 hours. 

Ride with us! Learn things you never knew about the history of Lake Forest as you pedal through scenic neighborhoods.

Saturday, May 29 @ 10am

Docents Tina Strauss and Cynthia Karabush are excited to kickoff this new, two hour bike ride through the charming neighborhoods of central and east Lake Forest. Learn as you pedal from the History Center, visit downtown and Market Square and travel east along a route past churches and historic houses. The tour will briefly go through Lake Forest Cemetery before continuing down Lake Road, to Deerpath and back to the History Center. Tina and Cynthia will stop along the way to deliver lively and informative interpretation.

How could one square hold so much history? Find out on this one-of-a-kind walking tour.

Saturday, June 5 @ 10am

Join our curator Laurie Stein for a guided walk through Lake Forest's famous Market Square designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw. Learn about businesses past and present, historic events that have transpired in the square and hidden details that add to the charm of this favorite meeting place.

Bike Tour of the NS Interurban Electric Railway 

Friday, June 25 @ 10am

Today’s bike paths through Lake Forest and Lake Bluff were once the tracks of the North Shore Interurban electric railway.  Join History Center docents Lisa Frey and Rich Kosmerl as they explain the history of the North Shore Interurban on this informative bike ride while pointing out hidden remnants along the way.  

A little background: Train service along the original route from Waukegan and Highland Park, later known as the Shore Line Route, began in 1898. The Skokie Valley Route, along present day Route 41, began in 1926. Unfortunately, both of these routes were abandoned by 1963. 

Small group, private tours on a date of your choosing are available for History Center members only. To inquire about pricing and availability contact Alex Schneider at

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