News from the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society:
2012 Local Legend Announced: John H. Bryan
The Historical Society is delighted to announce that our 2012 Local Legend will be cultural visionary John H. Bryan, whose endeavors in the fields of historic preservation, business and the arts have touched so many in Chicago and around thenation. Locally, Lake Bluff’s Crab Tree Farm houses his world-renowned American and English Arts and Crafts collection.
Mr. Bryan will be interviewed before a live audience by journalism icon Bill Kurtis on Saturday, October 27, at 4 p.m. in the Lake Forest High School Auditorium.
Tickets for the benefit event, which supports the Historical Society’s collections, programs and exhibits, are $50, and are on sale now online or by calling 847.234.5253.
Please visit the Historical Society’s website to find out more about Local Legends, which in the past has featured astronaut Jim Lovell and architect Adrian Smith before sellout crowds.
Crab Tree Farm Tour Offered Again
In honor of our 2012 Local Legend, John H. Bryan, we will again be offering a tour of Crab Tree Farm. If you missed your chance when our spring tour sold out, you’re in luck!
Tour-goers will see this one-of-a-kind treasure, the only working farm on the Lake Michigan shoreline of Illinois, in the magnificence of autumn. You’ll also be able to view Mr. Bryan’s famous collection of Arts and Crafts furniture and deocrative arts.
The tour will be Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. and last approximately two hours. Tickets are $30 for Historical Society members and $40 for nonmembers. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
New Online History Resource: Telephone Directories
These are great tools for anyone doing genealogy or researching the history of their home. Right now we’ve got directories for 1909, 1913 and 1917 online, with many more to come. Check it out!