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Movie Premiere: The Scots of Lake Forest

Saturday, April 11, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Lake Forest Academy, 1500 W. Kennedy Road, LF
$10 - Reservations Requested

In collaboration with the Illinois St. Andrew Society, we present the premiere of the movie The Scots of Lake Forest. The hour-long video touches on many of the almost 1,000 native born Scots and their children who helped establish Lake Forest. You’ll learn about the Scots who founded Carson, Pirie and Scott and ran Quaker Oats and Zenith Corporation. The video also recognizes the hardworking Scots who paved our streets, built our schools, dug our sewers and ran many of the original stores in town. Over 2,000 old photographs were collected for this project from many private collections and the Historical Society’s photograph collection.

The premiere takes place at Lake Forest Academy, home of Scotsman J. Ogden Armour. Refreshments will follow the movie. Signed copies of Eddi Reader’s CD The Songs of Robert Burns, music which accompanies the film, will be for sale for $20.


Check out a preview of some of the images and history in the film on Inside Lake Forest.