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Bus Tour of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and McCormick House

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. bus departs; 5:30 p.m. return
Depart from the Historical Society, 509 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest
$125 for members and $150 for non-members

Rescheduled from the postponed May 3 tour. If you already have tickets, let us know if you can make the new date or if you'd like a refund.

Tour the 1951 Farnsworth House—the famous glass house along the banks of the Fox River and one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces. An iconic expression of the International Style, the house was designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, a founder and leader of the modernist movement in Europe and Chicago. Mies invented architecture of glass and steel that changed the look of cities across the world. Enjoy lunch at The Homestead 1854, an inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our trip will also include a stop at The McCormick House (owned by the Elmhurst Art Museum)—the second of only three residences in the United States designed by Mies. Bring a pair of socks – no shoes in the Farnsworth House!

Advance reservations required.