What's new at the museum

Local legends | November 8

Our annual signature event, Local Legends, will take place on Saturday, November 8, and this year it promises to be a captivating conversation. Veteran broadcast journalist Bill Kurtis, and his partner in business and life, Donna La Pietra, will take us behind the scenes of Kurtis Productions, television news, and their conservation efforts. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the scoop on their fascinating inside story. More...


club car excursion | September 19

Back by popular demand - another chance to relive the “Millionaire’s Special!” Join us for a ride on the most unique club in Lake Forest – Car 553 – as it makes its regular evening commute from Chicago. Space is limited - find out more and reserve your spot.




tour of Lake Forest Cemetery | october 5

Join us on October 5 for an architectural and historical walking tour of the 25 idyllic acres of Lake Forest Cemetery, founded 1882. Sign up for one of two tour times, 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m., to learn about the many Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents resting there who have left their marks on the social and civic fabrics of the community. More...