landmarks illinois upcoming events & programs

May 2, 2017

“People Saving Places” Video Screening event at Kennedy-King College

Kennedy-King College will host a screening event on May 2, from 2-4 p.m., on campus to showcase the work of the four student filmmakers who made the eight, short videos included in Landmarks Illinois’ new video project, “People Saving Places: Stories About the Importance of Place.”

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May 13, 2017

Skyline Council Pub Crawl & Walking Tour of Geneva’s Historic Downtown District

Skyline Council’s first suburban pub crawl! Join us for an afternoon of guided tours, history, beer and fun!

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May 13, 2017

Chicago Suburban Preservation Alliance Meeting

Landmarks Illinois and the Lombard Historic Preservation Commission will co-host the spring Chicago Suburban Alliance meeting May 13 at the Lombard Historical Society Carriage House, located at 23 W. Maple St. (behind the Victorian Cottage Museum).Registration begins at 9 a.m.

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May 18, 2017

Preservation Snapshots: People Saving Places

Bonnie McDonald, President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois, will discuss LI’s recently announced Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois.

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May 20, 2017

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Panel Discussion in Peoria

Landmarks Illinois is taking our awards panel discussion on the road! Come learn the art of revitalization from experienced preservationists who tackled residential and commercial restoration projects.

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June 1, 2017

Nominations due for 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

Landmarks Illinois is now taking nominations for the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. Nominated projects must be located in Illinois and have been completed within the last five years. Learn more about the nomination guidelines and process below.

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September 16, 2017

2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards

Landmarks Illinois will celebrate the winners of the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards at a celebration on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Venue 610, 610 S. Michigan Ave.

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other upcoming events & programs

April 24-May 4, 2017

Spring 2017 Workshops

NHS hosts various workshops as part of the Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program. Workshops focus on home maintenance, hiring contractors and how to keep vacant buildings from being demolished.

Presented by: Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

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April 25, 2017

Cliff Dwellers Panel & Q&A

Cliff Dwellers, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, Caxton Club, Society of Midland Authors and Chicago Society of Architectural Historians, will present an informal panel discussion of Alderman Ed Burke’s book on The Architectural History of Chicago City Hall.

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May 1, 2017

Deadline for Papers and Proposals for Teacher Workshops at the 19th Annual Conference on Illinois History

The Conference on Illinois History is accepting paper or panel proposals on any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography or archaeology for the annual conference in Springfield on Oct. 5-6, 2017

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May 5-7

Jane’s Walk

Based on the philosophies of Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are walking conversations that get people to explore their cities and connect with their communities.

Presented by: Friends of the Parks

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May 20, 2017

Wright Plus 150 Architectural Housewalk

Wright Plus 150 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth with a special housewalk in Oak Park. Tour will include the Arthur B. Heurtley, Hills DeCaro, Harrison P. Young and Laura Gale houses.

Presented by: Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

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June 8, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright: Looking Forward and Thinking Back

To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, John Waters will focus his talk on two important written works by Frank Lloyd Wright, and their connections with his built work.

Presented by: The Newberry

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June 10, 2017

“Save the Bridge” Fundraiser
The fundraiser to save the Maeystown historic bridge takes place from noon to 11 p.m. at Stubborn German in Waterloo.
Presented by Historic Maeystown, Illinois

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June 9-10, 2017

Rethinking the Role of Chicago’s Parks: Parks as Democracy?

Our Annual Luncheon will kick off this exciting conference, revisiting a conference with a similar theme that Friends of the Parks hosted 30 years ago!

Presented by: Friends of the Parks

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June 19 - July 23, 2017

SIU Summer Architecture Camps

Camps introduce young people to the design of the built environment. Camp participants will learn about architecture, urban design, landscape design, interior design and industrial design. Kid Architecture camp (Grades 4-6) – June 19 – 23, 2017. Middle School Architecture (Grades 7-9) – July 9 – 14, 2017. High School Architecture (Grades 9-12) – July 16 – 23, 2017.

Presented by: SIU School of Architecture

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