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Centennial Awards

The Centennial Family Awards program honors families who have lived in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff continuously for 100 years or more. The awards are presented to families each spring at the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting. This program provides both a wonderful tribute to the families involved and an opportunity for families to remember and explore stories from their past.

Eligible families may nominate themselves for the Centennial Family Awards. Nominations are accepted at any time. To nominate your family for the award, download our Nomination Form here.

In 2018, we debuted the Centennial Business Award, honoring firms who have done business in Lake Forest or Lake Bluff for 100 years or more. (Name changes and changes in ownership are fine and businesses who have undergone these certainly still qualify.) To nominate your business, download and fill out the form.

For questions or more information about the Centennial Family and Centennial Business Awards program, contact Curator Laurie Stein


Click the business name to see photographs and read their story

Centennial Family Award honorees

Click the family name to see photographs and read their story