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Archived Newsletters

Our most recent newsletters are archived online; earlier issues are available at the History Center.

2018: Spring • Summer

2017: Spring • Summer • Fall

2016: Spring • Fall

2015:  Spring • Summer • Fall

2014:  Spring • Summer • Fall

2013:  Fall  Spring

2012:  Winter • Fall • Spring

2011:  FallSpring

2010:  FallSpring

2009:  FallSpring

Alphabet Stories

A popular, continuing feature in our newsletter is the Alphabet Stories, highlighting a Lake Forest history topic or townsperson of the past for each letter of the alphabet. Contact us if you have suggestions for future stories.

A: Artesian Park

B: Barat College

C: Hobart Chatfield-Taylor

D: Deerpath and Deluxe Theaters

E: Colonel Ellsworth

F: Farwell Family

G: Alfred Granger

H: Horticultural Society of Lake Forest

I: Hotel Irving

J: Norman B. Judd

K: Kiddles

L: William Loughlin

M: Robert McClory

N: The North Shore Line

O: O'Neill Family and Hardware Store

P: Potawatomi

Q: Dr. Charles H. Quinlan

R: Rumsey Family

S: St. Patrick Catholic Church

T: Telephone


V: Dr. Ernest Volwiler

W: Dr. Elva Wright

X: Bix Beiderbecke



The Gem

The Gem was an award-winning recreated newspaper that was curated and published by the Historical Society, containing all the news of a selected year from our past, including society columns, photos, news from the City Council, and a word search of names in the news.

1984 issue (published 2017)

1966 issue (published 2016)

1933 issue (published 2015)

1926 issue (published 2014)

1916 issue (published 2013)