What's new at the museum

west side stories exhibit open

Our latest exhibit, West Side Storiesis now open to the public. West Side Stories, which relates the history of Lake Forest west of Route 41, will be at the Historical Society through the end of the 2014. Parts of it are also on tour at various locations in west Lake Forest, including Lake Forest Place and the Telegraph Road Metra train station. 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 mundelein seminary | september 20

This not-to-be-missed program at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary will include an architectural and historical walking tour of the grounds and interiors including the Chapel and Library. Bishop George Rassas, former Pastor at Church of St. Mary, will lead a special visit to Cardinal Mundelein’s Villa, rarely open to the public. Transportation historian Norman Carlson will talk about the impact of the 1926 Eucharistic Congress. More...