The Ravinia Historic District is planning the 3rd annual Historic Ravinia 2017 event showcasing some of the Famous People, Places and Spaces of Ravinia.
And because there is so much to learn, seek and find, there will be two different events on two separate dates, in two architecturally significant spaces.
The first event will take place at Braeside School, 150 Pierce Road, Highland Park, on Sunday, September 24. Here you will learn about John Van Bergen, the architect of the school and many homes in Highland Park; take a tour with Braeside student ambassadors of the special spaces and details of the building; see a presentation by architect Chris Enck on how he moved
and restored an architecturally significant home by Van Bergen; and do some sleuthing by participating in a Historic Scavenger Hunt throughout the community.
On Sunday, October 22, the group will meet at Ravinia School, 763 Dean Avenue, Highland Park. On this day you’ll learn about the historic and cultural impact of the building on the community. The Ravinia Student Ambassadors will share some important unknown facts about their school. Throughout the day kids and adults can learn about local architecture and history at activity stations manned by experts and keep their eyes open for the Ravinia Scavenger Hunt clues.
And back by popular demand, there will be a trolley ride, which will tour the Ravinia and Braeside neighborhoods to seek out and discover more about some of our most treasured Famous People, Places & Spaces.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Trolley Ride visit HistoricRavinia.com.
Submitted by Historic Ravinia