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Become a Member

Become a Member

Join the growing numbers who enjoy the benefits and discounts of membership while exploring the history of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. With your membership you also support the Historical Society’s mission to inspire an awareness of our history and an appreciation of its relevance.

Join or renew your membership online if you wish to pay by credit card, or

Print and return a membership form if you prefer to pay by check or by mail.

Membership Benefits

Memberships renew annually each March. The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you have questions about membership, please contact us.

Annual membership categories

  • Museum Circle: $1,000 or more
  • Platinum Circle: $500
  • Gold Circle: $250
  • Silver Circle: $100
  • Businesses and Organizations: $100
  • Family: $75
  • Individual: $50

The Historical Society greatly appreciates the support of many businesses and organizations throughout the community. Current business members as of June 2017 are listed below.

James Anderson Company

Benjamin Historic Certifications

Buchanan Family Foundation

Holli Caulfield and Associates

City of Lake Forest

Colborne Foodbotics

Dr. Hugh M. Gogins, Optometrist

Jill Horn Danly Design, LLC

Deer Path Inn

Dick Family Foundation

Hill & Stone Insurance Agency, Inc.

Edward Jacks & Company

Knauz Auto Group

Koch Creative Services, Inc.

Lake Forest Garden Club

Lake Forest Hearing

Lake Forest Place

Lake Forest Sports Cars, Ltd.

Lake Forest Woman’s Club

Lesser, Lutrey, Pasquesi & Howe, LLP

Melichar Architects

Millburn Cain & Company

North Shore Distillery

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Price Insurance

Pierson & Strachan PC

Private Historian

The Private Bank

Reuland & Turnbough

Wenban Funeral Home