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Local Legends: Ellen Stirling

Sunday, October 23, 2016
4 p.m.
Cressey Auditorium, Lake Forest Academy

We're thrilled to announce our 2016 Local Legend, entrepreneur Ellen Stirling. Ellen’s heritage in Lake Forest runs deep. In 1922, her grandmother, Margaret Baxter Foster, started the Sports Shop in Market Square. Now called the Lake Forest Shop, the business has remained in Ellen’s family for almost a century and she is the third generation of women to bring style and business acumen to the community.

Join us on Sunday, October 23 for a captivating conversation between Ellen Stirling and TV journalist Mary Ann Childers. Ellen will discuss how her business has evolved to remain competitive and current as well as share personal anecdotes interweaving history and community.

Now in its seventh year, the Local Legends annual fundraiser supports the Historical Society's one-of-a-kind collections, exhibits and programs.